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Apr 8, 2015

Belize City Youth Murdered in Seine Bight

George Maskall

Eighteen year old Belize City youth, George Maskall was murdered down south and his body thrown into the lagoon behind the village of Seine Bight. Maskall’s decomposed body was spotted by a fisherman on Tuesday morning. It is suspected that he was hiding out in the village for a few weeks now and was last seen alive on Thursday by his relatives and friends. But someone wanted him dead; he was stabbed multiple times to the heart as well as the chest before disposing the body in the water.  Duane Moody reports from Seine Bight.


Duane Moody, Reporting

On Tuesday morning, the serenity of Seine Bight Village on the Peninsula was shattered when the body of a Belize City youth was discovered floating face down in the lagoon behind the village. Eighteen year old George Richard Maskall, who goes by the alias Lucifer, was stabbed multiple times to the chest before his body was dumped in the lagoon.


Dennis Myles

Inspector Dennis Myles, O.C., Placencia Police

“We received information that a body has been floating in the lagoon behind Seine Bight Village. We went there and we saw a male person who was later identified to us as George Richard Maskall. He apparently had some injuries on his body and we did a post mortem on the body last night about seven-thirty at the dumpsite outside Placencia Village and the medical officer certified that the injuries was as a result of stab wounds that caused the fatal death of Mister Maskall.”


Maskall was reported missing on Tuesday morning, just hours before his body was discovered by a fisherman around eleven-thirty a.m. He was last seen alive late Holy Thursday afternoon after he was released from police custody; he had been reportedly detained last Wednesday for a drug related offense.  It is believed that he was killed on the bank of the lagoon, which is a few hundred yards away from where he was staying for the past four weeks, at the home of a family friend.


Voice of: Rita Lopez, Family Friend

“I noh know what time ih get released. All I know he came here about five-thirty the evening. When he come, dehn bwais deh dah back the work on the fence. I deh the rake the yard dah back. He come—because the gate neva mi deh yah yet—ih come ina the yard and ih stand up half way and ih tell dehn bwais watch unu back, man and man deh bout. And ih make one about turn and ih walk off. So they bwai call ahn back, but when they bwai call ahn back, ih neva did come back; ih just continue gone. But like how we deh back there now, fi tell yo which direction ih gone, we noh know. Dah like ih just come pass wah message and ih gone.”


Did Maskall foretell his demise? According to residents, he was being sought in connection to the murder of Ernest “Jawmeighan” Meighan in 2014. While police would not confirm this information, it is known that while in detention, he gave authorities the fake name, Jamaal Flores. It would also appear that Maskall was killed on the day he went missing.


Rita Lopez

Voice of: Rita Lopez

“Thursday morning, I gone look fi ahn that station. the police dehn detain ahn. I gone and look for him. when I reach dah police station, I asked, because I know ahn as Lucifer. When I reached the police station, I asked if they have anybody as Lucifer detained. The police ask me if I noh know ih right name. I ask the police if I could get something for him to eat. I bought three Johnny cakes, wah juice and a water and I ker it. I asked the police if I could talk to him and the police said that visiting hours dah ten o’clock. So I tell the police, I won’t have time to come back because I have to go to work. So the police escort me to the ‘ricket’ and then the police give him the Johnny cake in front of me. The police asked me if dah my son and I said I noh, dah my nephew. So the police asked me my name and I tell him I am Rita Lopez and the police asked him what is his name and he tell the police he name Jamaal Flores.”


Inspector Dennis Myles

“We are carrying out our investigation, but because the investigation is in a young stage at this stage, we will remain as that for right now.”


Duane Moody

“Were the doctors able to say when Mister Maskall was killed?”


Inspector Dennis Myles

“More or less the medial officer informed us that it was somewhere around three to four days now. As a former detective, we would leave no hole behind. We will cover everything so that we can have a successful investigation in this case.”


Two of Lopez’s sons have been detained for questioning. Following the post mortem exam, Maskall’s body was buried at the cemetery in Seine Bight. Duane Moody for News Five.

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2 Responses for “Belize City Youth Murdered in Seine Bight”

  1. unbelizeable says:

    it’s her nephew and she dosn’t even know his name? Nice family…..

  2. joneciamaskall says:

    Da my lee breda and he nun kill nobady. But I stra8 duh; I sure he betta off weh he de with we uncle Ricky. Fock di world and live on mi beloved uncle and breda. RIP

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