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Apr 7, 2015

Belize City Man Found Dead in Seine Bight

Dennis Myles

The body of a Belize City man was today retrieved from the lagoon in Seine Bight on the Peninsula. Eighteen year old George Richard Maskall was last seen by relatives in Placencia on Thursday and this morning a missing report was made to the police. Hours later, around eleven-thirty a.m., a report would come to the police that a body was seen floating in the Seine Bight area. While Maskall’s body had visible signs of injury, it was in an advanced state of decomposition and a post mortem is currently being conducted at this time to determine whether he was killed before his body was dumped in the lagoon. News Five spoke just before news time with the Officer Commanding the Placencia Police, Inspector Dennis Myles.

 

Via Phone: Insp. Dennis Myles, O.C., Placencia Police

“Upon information received of a body floating behind the lagoon in Bight Village, we went over there and we observed a male person floating in the lagoon face down. We fished the body out of the river and it was later identified as George Richard Maskall who is originally from Belize City.”

 

Duane Moody

“Now sir, the investigation so far, is it showing that he was murdered and then dumped there?”

 

Via Phone: Insp. Dennis Myles

“We observed some injuries on the body, but we will wait after the post mortem which will be conducted shortly and then after the post mortem we will be able to say whether or not the injuries constitute to any violence on the body.”

 

Duane Moody

“Was this individual reported missing or anything like that?”

 

Via Phone: Insp. Dennis Myles

“No until this morning, the family member went to the station and made the report that the person was missing, just since this morning.”

 

Duane Moody

“Since when was he missing?”

 

Via Phone: Insp. Dennis Myles

“Since Thursday of this last week.”

 

Duane Moody

“Sir, now is Mister George Richard originally from Placencia?”

 

Via Phone: Insp. Dennis Myles

“No he is not from Placencia; he is originally from Belize City; he was only staying here in Seine Bight Village.”

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