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Jun 30, 2015

Mumuch Laid to Rest

Desmond “Mumuch” Usher

There is closure tonight for the Usher family who earlier today lay to rest one of their own: Desmond Usher, a twenty-three year old resident of the Mahogany Heights community on the George Price Highway. As we reported on Monday, Usher’s body was discovered in the morning by family and friends who had organized a search party without the assistance of the police. While there are several persons being questioned and police are yet to establish a motive, Usher died in a horrible death. Duane Moody reports.


Duane Moody, Reporting

Twenty-three year old Desmond “Mumuch” Usher was laid to rest today in Gales Point; Manatee after his body was discovered around eight-thirty on Monday morning in a propter near the water reservoir in the Mahogany Heights Community. Family and friends gathered for hours near the scene as an autopsy was conducted on site by the forensic pathologist, Doctor Mario Estradabran. It was not until two-thirty p.m., when a coffin carrying the already decomposing body of Usher was handed over to the family.


Voice of: Cecil Usher, Brother of Murder Victim [File: June 29th, 2015]

“So I come up yah and everybody gather up with ladies and men. We cross a creek and we meet this well. I finally tell them we gwen behind the reservoir cause it is the only side we noh search and thing so we come behind. We search from all the way so, cross wah big creek and jump across that and come cross. We look in the sky and when I look I see two jankru. I tell mi lee bwai that look like wah sign. You go right and I gwen left. I cut cross and he cut cross the next side and I watch the trail. I said, bwai, something look fishy. So we walk and we see where my bredda like ih di fight fi ih life and thing. So I tell my lee bwai check ina that propter right there cause I gwen so. My lee bwai check and say bwai yo bredda deh yah. The condition weh I see my bredda ina…I know dehn beat my bredda ina ih face and thing; blood di come through ih mouth. My bredda face swell up and all kinda thing.”


Today, police confirmed that Desmond was murdered after he was hit multiple times to the face and head.


Hilberto Romero

Supt. Hilberto Romero, O.C., CIB, Belize City Police

“They found the lifeless body of Desmond Usher, partly decomposed. He was last seen alive on Friday. Post mortem was conducted on the spot and he had blunt trauma injuries to the head. An investigation is being conducted at this time, we have several persons in custody and we are continuing with this investigation.”


Desmond had been living in Mahogany Heights with his common-law wife and two children, ages two and one for several years and is not known to be a trouble maker. So who would want him dead? The motive remains a mystery to the family as well as the police.


Supt. Hilberto Romero

“We don’t have no motive at this time. We are following several leads that we have. I know he was last seen alive on Friday and persons who were conducting searches in the area found his body on Monday.”



“Sir is it believed that Mister Usher’s death is gang related?”


Supt. Hilberto Romero

“I don’t have that information. At the end of this investigation, we will try to establish what transpired with this murder.”


Voice of: Cecil Usher [File: June 29th, 2015]

“It really sad cause I noh see weh my bredda do. Weh my breda do? My bredda noh kill nobody; my bredda noh rob nobody. Weh my bredda do dah Heights? Everybody know my bredda; Mumuch dah handyman. So why dehn kill my bredda? I figure dah somebody right from the village. It have to be…ina the way it has to be a woman or some [bleep] sorry to curse, but it frustrating ina life right now. The way how life, you really have to know how to live life right now cause yo own friends turn around and hurt yo.”


Voice of: Sister of Murder Victim [File: June 29th, 2015]

“He mi got wah close friend weh dah mi wah gial. She call ahn. So when she call ahn, ih left and gone and that was it.”


Duane Moody

“She was the last person he spoke with?”


Voice of: Sister of Murder Victim

“Yes. So she know exactly. She knows exactly weh gone on.”


Duane Moody

“She is a resident of Mahogany Heights?”


Voice of: Sister of Murder Victim

“She lives up here. Dehn dah close friends.”


Duane Moody

“So you think she maybe led him to his death?”


Voice of: Sister of Murder Victim

“Yes, I believe dah she.”


Several persons are currently in custody in respect of this latest homicide. Duane Moody for News Five.

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