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Aug 9, 2018

No Suspect Detained as Yet in San Pedro Arson

Police have yet to detain a suspect in the San Pedro fire that has since been determined to be a case of arson. Several statements have been recorded as the investigation continues into the early morning blaze in the Boca Del Rio area on Saturday. As has been reported, ten houses were gutted and eighty-seven persons displaced by the fire that lasted about three hours and could not be contained by the Fire Department. Assistant Superintendent Alejandro Cowo says that police are reviewing statements from the homeowner where the blaze started and others from the area.


Alejandro Cowo

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

“After consulting and speaking with the fire department personnel, they were the ones that advised the police that it was a case of arson. The type of incendiary or the accelerant that was used is yet to be determined. That has to be taken to the lab for the lab to determine what was used. But indeed, yes, they confirmed that it is an arson.”


Duane Moody

“Any leads as to someone charged for the crime?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“There has been no persons detained so far. There is no suspect at this moment.”



“…but the female had not given a name; I heard she gave a specific name to police.”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Well, she had given a statement to the police and that is what the police is working with at the moment, also with the other statements from the other homeowners that were affected.”

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