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Dec 13, 2018

Who Wanted Michael Arnold Dead & Why?

Michael Arnold

On Monday night, Corozal police came across an abandoned white van in an isolated area of Baeza Layout of the town. On the passenger side of the vehicle was the body of well-known businessman, Michael Arnold. The fifty-eight-year-old had been shot twice to the head with a nine millimetre pistol. Police investigation led to the detention of two persons; however, they had to be released due to lack of evidence. Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvett says that a motive for his murder has not been determined.


Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“A closer examination of the scene revealed that the passenger side window was shattered; one nine millimetre shell was found inside and outside the vehicle, whilst another was found outside the vehicle. Upon inspection of the body, he had two apparent gunshot wounds to the left side of his head and one apparent exit wound to the right side of his head. We haven’t been able to establish that yet, however, we do know that sometime around 8:40 p.m. he was on Fourth Avenue in the said van where he came out the van and purchased some food at an establishment on Fourth Avenue. So far we have not been able to establish any motive, but we are still working on it.”


Duane Moody

“Has anyone been detained?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“I believe two persons were detained, who were questioned and later released.”


Arnold will be laid to rest on Sunday in Corozal.

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