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May 11, 2015

Another Roaring Creek Youth Gunned Down, Body Recovered in Camalote

Glasford Thomas

The body of a Roaring Creek youth was discovered on Friday night in a remote location in the village of Camalote. Sixteen year old Glasford Thomas had been shot multiple times and left in the bushes off a feeder road. His family believes that he was killed because of the company he kept, and Thomas has become the latest victim of the violence which has plagued the community of Roaring Creek in recent months. Mike Rudon headed West today and has the story.


Mike Rudon, Reporting

Glasford Thomas was last seen alive by a family member at around eight o’clock Thursday night as he rode his bike through the village. The next time they saw him on Friday night he was dead, lying in these bushes about two and a half miles off the George Price Highway in Camalote, one mile past the Roaring River Golf Course. His body was discovered by a farmer passing by.


Howell Gillett

Supt. Howell Gillett, Officer Commanding, Belmopan

“Upon our arrival…this is approximately three miles in off the George Price Highway, and about fifteen feet off the main feeder road, we found the lifeless body of Mr. Glasford Thomas, sixteen years of Roaring Creek Village. The body was seen with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper part.”


Minelva Baiza, Mother of Deceased

“I get wah call saying mek I come up now because ih look like they kill mi son. So immediately I came back home and I found the Police right in front deh and ih ask mi Minelva – so I tell ah tell me weh yu hafto tell me now…so ih tell me they find wah body, and pon di left chest ih have wah name Minelva, so weh he tell me I seh dat da my son. So immediately my bredda Paul gaewn identify the body and it was him.”


Minelva Baiza

Police aren’t showing their hand just yet where the investigation is concerned, and say they are still trying to establish a motive. But the victim’s mother believes that her son was murdered by those he had once called friends. She says he used to be caught up in the gang life but had left it, and his life had been threatened before.


Minelva Baiza

“Ih look like they really hurt ah bad though, because he get three gunshot and they cut ah up inna ih face…all ih belly cut up. I believe ih midi fight fu ih life though, cause ih hand deh like this like ih deh fight fu ih life.”



Supt. Howell Gillett

“The investigation is in its preliminary stage, but it’s wide open, so the public can assist us…we’re getting the public’s assistance, but any other information that can help to have the killer or killers brought to justice, we would really appreciate that from the public.”


Minelva Baiza

“My son was really close to me. He da noh wah person like talk. He woulda siddown right deh soh and he noh seh nothing to you, unless he woulda sometime run wah lee joke with yu, like touch yu pony u hand, come and pinch yu. So dat dah weh I wah miss ah fa.”


Thomas will be laid to rest on Wednesday. Mike Rudon for News Five.

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1 Response for “Another Roaring Creek Youth Gunned Down, Body Recovered in Camalote”

  1. tashybze says:

    you will be one lucky person ( man ), if you can make it even past 17 in Belize seem like the age for living just when down to the teens. INSTEAD of gov both PUP and UDP, do something about the crime, they working to win the next elections, so they all can just sit back in their nice houses with running water and cable and tons of food in their house and driving their very expensive cars while pasting you, the ones that seem to don’t get it and keep killing each other over a street name that don’t even belong to any of you. Forget that we are all struggling together, the same way you hungry,I am hungry and you will waste your time, your life to kill someone and you still poor after the person dies. Don’t make any sense at all. Think bigger

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