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Aug 12, 2019

American National Found Dead Onboard Sail Boat

The body of a U.S. national was found onboard a sailing vessel in southern Belize.  On Sunday, the Belize Coast Guard discovered the vessel near Colson Caye, some eighteen miles east of Dangriga.  Police say that the elderly man, seventy-one-year-old Michael Junker, was found with his documents onboard and there were no signs of violence on the body.  Police say that at this time they have no information of Junker’s entry or stay in Belize and working to determine a timeline when he arrived in Belize. Here’s more from ACP Joseph Myvett.


Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Police were informed that a white sail boat with the name Breezy One was found somewhere off the coast of Dangriga. On board that, a male person was found motionless and also a passport identifying that person as Michael Malcolm Junker, a seventy-one-year-old U.S. national. As a result, the body and vessel were removed to Belize City where at this point in time, a post-mortem is currently being conducted. No sign of visible physical sign of injury was observed on the body.”

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