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Dec 21, 2017

Claudius Meighan, injured and mentally disabled, convalescing in hospital

Claudius Meighan

Eighty-year-old Claudius Meighan remains hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after being found in a semiconscious state on Tuesday night near mile three and a half on the George Price Highway. The octogenarian is believed to be suffering from mental disorder and has been seen walking aimless along that stretch of road on numerous occasions.  Despite several attempts by the police to return him to his residence in Belama, the elderly man has refused to remain indoors. On Tuesday night around nine-thirty, officers were called out to that location where Meighan was found lying on the side of the road with an apparent cut wound to the back of the head.  Since then, an ex-common-law wife has come forward to identify him at the hospital.


ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Based on information received by police on Tuesday, they visited three and half miles on the George Price Highway where they met an elderly male person lying on the street side with an apparent injury to the head.  He was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he was hospitalized in a critical condition.  Last night we were finally able to get the family members and he was identified as Claudius Meighan, an eighty-year-old of a Belama address.  He was identified by an ex-common-law wife.  Apparently he is experiencing some mental disorder and he has been walking up that George Price Highway over and over.  He has been here at the police station, police had even taken him to his residence, but apparently he lives by himself.”


The cause of his injuries remain unclear at this time.


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