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Aug 24, 2017

Another Neal’s Pen Road Resident Killed; Are Deaths of Linton Wilshire and Ryan Thompson Related?

Linton Wilshire

Meanwhile the body of a man found off the George Price Highway on Wednesday has also been identified as a Belize City resident of a Neal’s Pen Road Extension address. Was twenty-five-year-old Linton Wilshire taken from his house, his throat slit and then his body dumped off the George Price Highway? And is his murder related to that of Ryan Thompson on Sunday night? There are more questions than answers and police are following all leads. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.


Duane Moody, Reporting

Around two o’clock on Wednesday afternoon, the body of a man was discovered some three hundred and thirty feet off the road between miles three and four on the George Price Highway. It has since been identified as that of twenty-five-year-old Linton Wilshire; his throat had been slit and had blunt force trauma to the left side of his head.


Alejandro Cowo

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

“The person was identified as Linton Wilshire from a Neal’s Pen Road extension address. So far, the police went to his house and they observed some irregularities at the house so we are looking at that angle, if there is a possibility that he was taken out of his house either Monday night or Tuesday morning.”


Voice of: Tanesha Broaster-Wilshire, Sister of Murder Victim

“I didn’t know that it was him, I didn’t want to believe that it was my brother. But I started my own investigation and I got the police number, I got contact with the police. He asked me to send certain pictures and I did that with the help of my neighbor. She sent it through whatsapp and they took a while before they answered back and I started to feel that this is real; this is what is happening. When the police came, they brought a photo on their phone and first they asked me some questions if he has tattoos on his neck and I told them yet. And just the expression on their face, make I mi believe that it was my brother. After that they showed me the picture and as I saw his face, I told the police that is my brother.”


It is the second time in thirteen years that the family is grieving the murder of a loved one. This time around, it is the sole brother of Tanesha Broaster-Wilshire, who says that she found out about her brother’s demise later that day.


Voice of: Tanesha Broaster-Wilshire, Sister of Murder Victim

“I can’t even find words to explain how I feel right now or how I di go through because I neva get wah chance to see my brother fi di last time or at least at the hospital if ih mi passed. I love ahn and I know he love we. We buried him last night right after the postmortem. We had to bury him right away because they didn’t have anywhere to store him so we could get a coffin for him or have a proper funeral service for him. So it was on the spot.”


Duane Moody

“Somewhere in Boom they buried him?”


Linton Wilshire

Voice of: Tanesha Broaster Wilshire

“No, thirteen miles. The hole was already dug. The police explained to me that if they didn’t find the family of him, they would have buried him because they already had him as a John Doe.”


Wilshire was last seen on Monday night by family members. There are reports that Wilshire was in an altercation over the weekend with Ryan Thompson, who was murdered days earlier on Sunday night. Police say that they are following all leads, but the family is still perplexed as to who would want Wilshire dead.


Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“That is a part of the information that we receive and we are following that up at this moment.”


Linton Wilshire

Voice of: Tanesha Broaster Wilshire

“I noh know why dehn wah do that to he because my bredda dah wah very nice person? I noh know weh ih do out there, but as I say, I left ih all ina God hands; he will give me justice some way somehow. And my bredda rest in peace.”


Duane Moody for News Five.

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