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Aug 23, 2017

Murder by Slit Throat Off George Price Highway

There are two murders to report tonight and in both cases, the identity of the victims has still not been established. Just before two p.m. today, police were called out to an area between miles three and four on the George Price Highway. Some three hundred feet off the pavement in some bushes, they discovered the body of a man, believed to be of Creole descent. John Doe’s throat had been slit and his body dumped in the area. After the scene was processed this afternoon, Superintendent Alejandro Cowo of the Crime Investigation Branch updated the media their initial findings.

 

Alejandro Cowo

Supt. Alejandro Cowo, O.C., CIB, Belize City Police

“This dah three and three-quarter miles about three hundred feet inside of the area where police observed the body of a male person, only wearing his boxers and he had a large cut to his throat. At this moment, the area has been processed and the identity of the person, we cannot establish it as yet.”

 

Duane Moody

“Now any additional information that police has in terms of whether the person was killed here or the body brought here and dumped there?”

 

Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“Well what the scene is tell us is that the body was dumped at this location.”

 

Reporter

“Sir can you also speak to the state of decomposition – if it is in the state of decomposition or if it is a fresh body?”

 

Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“No it is not in a state of decomposition and it is not fresh. It is you could say probably twenty-four hours, maybe something to that effect. So far that we checked the body that’s the only injury to the body, on the throat, a large cut wound.”

 

Duane Moody

“This person is of Creole descent?”

 

Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“It’s a Creole male person, about six feet in height and is slim built, brown complexion.”

 

Duane Moody

“Sir you also said that you guys received a call at ten to two…who would go in this area to have found this body?”

 

Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“Well you know that this is an area where garbage is being disposed, dumped. There are many people that walk in this area.”

 

Duane Moody

“So it is believed that one of those persons found the body?”

 

Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“We believe so.”

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