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Dec 11, 2018

Popular Corozal Businessman Found Murdered

Michael Arnold

Corozal police are tonight investigating the callous murder of Michael Arnold, a beloved figure in the community. Arnold was found with two gunshots wounds to the head on Monday night. The gruesome discovery was made by police officers who were on mobile patrol that night. Their attention was caught by a white van which was parked under a bloodcurdling tree. Inside the van police found a lifeless Arnold. Arnold is known for his contribution in founding the Corozal Free Zone and his work in preparing young female talents for regional and international pageants. Tonight, his family is questioning who would want him dead and why. News Five’s Hipolito Novelo reports. 


Hipolito Novelo, Reporting

Popular Corozal businessman is dead tonight after he was fatally shot on Monday night. The body of fifty-eight-year-old Michael Arnold was found inside a white Chrysler van on a dirt road within the Baeza Layout Area, Corozal Town. He had been shot twice in the head and left for dead.

Pieces of glass on the dirt road tell where the van was parked and where Arnold was killed. Police say that Arnold was shot to the left temple. The bullet exited the right side of his head and through the window, shattering the glass. Blood stains on the passenger seat suggest that the killer was seated on the driver’s seat when the bullets were fired. Investigators dusted the car door handle on the driver’s side for fingerprints with the optimism to identify the killer.

But that’s the question Arnold’s family has been asking. Who killed him and why? The family declined an on-camera interview but told News Five that Arnold was loved by the Corozal community. The family says Arnold did not have any known enemies and the loss if not only for the family but for the community as well. Reporting for News Five, I am Hipolito Novelo.

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1 Response for “Popular Corozal Businessman Found Murdered”

  1. Conch Soup says:

    Whattttt? Did da one strange murder. Michael was a cool guy. Who did he piss off?

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