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Mar 31, 2014

U.S. expat, Dennis Walt, is murdered at his garage in Sarteneja

Corozal police are tonight trying to unravel the mysteries of a murder and a disappearance in Sarteneja Village at the start of the weekend.  On Friday evening, the lifeless body of seventy-six year old Dennis Walt, an ex-pat who had been living in Belize for almost two decades, was discovered at his place of business, near the outskirts of the coastal community.  The elderly man had what appeared to be three gunshot wounds to various parts of the upper body, including the mouth and the head.  Authorities are also investigating the disappearance of Walt’s neighbor, whose sailing boat was discovered capsized in the area of Consejo Shores.  While no connections have been made between the two incidents, the murder of Dennis Walt remains a cold case since police have no suspects in custody, nor have they been able to locate his missing neighbor.

 

Via Phone: ASP Daniel Arzu

Via Phone: ASP Daniel Arzu, Deputy O.C., Corozal Police

“Sometime before five p.m. on Friday we received a call of information of a person found apparently dead in a store room in the village of Sarteneja. We responded and reaching at the entrance of the village we observed inside the building a Caucasian male person, elderly person, the name I guess you may have already, Mr. Dennis Waltz. He was seen with wounds to his chest and on is head believed to be bullet wounds. Information received was he was last seen Thursday morning when he left his house from Sarteneja village en route to his store room to do work and that was the last time he was seen. At this point in time we have no suspects, we have not determined or established the motive of this incident so we are investigating this matter.”

 

Isani Cayetano

“I understand that his neighbor who lives adjacent to his property has also been reported missing. Can you firstly confirm this and secondly if there is any connection between the two, give us an update as to what is taking place?”

 

Via Phone: ASP Daniel Arzu

“Yes we as well were called out to the Consejo Shores where we observed a brown sailing boat along the shores. It is said that that said sailing boat belongs to a gentleman who is the neighbor, Mr. Wild. No one was found in there, we do not found any sort of documentation, identity as to who own that boat. But villagers are indicating that yes that the gentleman who was residing next to Mr. Walt, he was not found in the boat, he was not found at the place where he was saying, and no one at this time cannot account for him. So yes, he is of relatively a close neighbor to Mr. Walt the deceased, so he, I believe would also be a person of interest, who can probably assist us with our investigation if he is alive.”

 

The name of the missing person remains withheld as police continue their investigation.

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5 Responses for “U.S. expat, Dennis Walt, is murdered at his garage in Sarteneja”

  1. Rod says:

    This will be another unresolved murder as it Stan’s today their are 688 un solved murders in 4 years what kind of police dept do we have a bunch of incompetent people in charge of the police dept,

  2. Small Hotels says:

    The idiot pencil pushers at the BTB should change their slogan to:

    “Come to Bellze and Get Murdered.”

    “Belize a Place to Die For”

    “Belize, Kill or Be Killed.”

  3. LDPassport says:

    When are you Americans and Canadians going to wake up? You’re all eventual targets by an ever-expanding unemployed, uneducated, dysfunctional, violent, heartless and dangerous group of youths. It’s a countrywide problem. These kids got no money, they have no job and there is absolutely no future for them (as far as they can tell). The one thing they do have is guns. No shortage of weapons in this Caribbean hood. If you don’t live in a secured, armed compound with a “live” electrical fence, you are nothing more than the next bad accident waiting to happen. Paradise? I doubt it. Get real-or get a couple of armed guards. The old days are over folks.

  4. sharla says:

    these days these murders and increasing by the minute and the police can no longer solve.. these murders have to STOP NOW!!!

  5. Phillipa says:

    The police department cannot solve sh$% t first of all the don’t even know how to mirandize a suspect , nor investigate, preserve or collect evidence ,statement taking worst when it come to taking the stand and testify they all fail and our government see that these are the areas the department need to improve in but they have no interest to improve don.t know what they are learning at training school bunch of jokers from the police minister to the commissioner

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