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Dec 11, 2015

Female U.S. Coast Guard Brutally Attacked in San Pedro

A US Coast Guard Officer is reportedly in critical condition after she was stabbed three times on the beach in San Pedro. Twenty-six year old Jennifer Smith, reportedly on vacation on the island, was walking back to her room at the popular Ramon’s Reef Resort at around midnight on Thursday when she was attacked and seriously wounded. Smith had turned down a request for money from her attacker, who became enraged and stabbed her multiple times. Investigators scoured the area today for answers which would lead them to the perpetrator. Late this evening, San Pedro Deputy Commander, Inspector Henry Jemott gave us an update.


On the Phone: Insp. Henry Jemott, Deputy O.C., San Pedro Police

“There was a report of a stabbing incident. Police responded to an area on the beach where Ramon’s Resort where they saw a Caucasian female bleeding profusely from her neck, head and her back. Police quickly assisted the female in escorting her to the polyclinic. Initial investigation into the matter, the female who is Miss Jennifer Smith, a U.S. Coastguard member, was walking on the beach heading to her resort which is Ramon’s Village when she was stopped by a Hispanic male person who asked her for money. She refused and continued continued walking and it appears the person then attacked her and inflicted the wounds to her. She is presently in Belize City…she was escorted off the island to Belize City vis tropic air and is at Belize Healthcare Partners being treated. A statement has been recorded from her. We have gone into the area and we are presently getting footage to try and see who is the culprit who attacked this female.’


Henry Jemott

Mike Rudon

“So there is nobody detained at this time?”


On the Phone: Insp. Henry Jemott

“No there is nobody detained at this time.”


Mike Rudon

“Was she able to speak with police and at least provide an identification of her attacker?”


On the Phone: Insp. Henry Jemott


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7 Responses for “Female U.S. Coast Guard Brutally Attacked in San Pedro”

  1. Marie says:

    So sad, because this is a tourist place more security needs to be in place, especially at night. People want to get away, and relax, not go somewhere and be attacked. Local government, get your act together, too much bad publicity is not good for the country.

  2. Spike says:

    Come to Belize and meet all the warm and friendly people!

  3. Belizesoul says:

    SO NOT GOOD 4 tourism!!!

  4. CEO says:

    This is sad and should never happen to anyone any where in the world but unfortunately visitors to America, Europe and else where in the world also do have these same terrible experiences; it is not only in Belize. Let’s not bash our little country just yet for this one violent person that should be caught, prosecuted and locked up!

    We live a different world now we need to be smart! There is no way I would be walking on the beach anywhere in the world after midnight on a beach.

    I hope it all ends well and bad for the criminal!

  5. Disgusted says:

    Belize is becoming a joke and disgrace when it comes to crime, the GOB must put more training and resources into our police force and follow through with convictions; the same thing is happening in Hopkins, muggings, stabbings, home invasions, multiple break ins, over 10 in past three months a picture of three criminals in the act of the crime was given to the police two weeks ago, the thieves are known and absolutely nothing has happened except finger pointing..visitors have left and tourism bookings are down and the victims get blamed for “having too much” after they ste warmly invited to come to the’s a disgrace that is going to destroy jobs and lives

  6. Walter Benson III says:

    Just had my secretary cancel our family reunion in Belize. The country lost a lot of money on this one. Smarten up people of Belize.

  7. Jennifer smith says:

    Just so everyone knows it was never my intention to walk alone. I got separated from my friend. Also the had to much to drink one I hear, I was completely sober. Please stop victim blaming it’s very hurtful. Thanks.

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