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Feb 3, 2020

The Body of Khris Gentle is Discovered; Postmortem Says He Drowned

Khris Gentle

A post-mortem conducted today on the body of Khris Gentle shows that he died from asphyxia due to drowning. Gentle’s body was discovered on Saturday morning sometime just before seven-thirty. Gentle reportedly told his fishing party that he would stay behind on Bannister Caye to fish. He was on the caye along with one other person who reported to police that Gentle left to fish in his canoe and didn’t return. Superintendent Alejandro Cowo tells us more.

 

Alejandro Cowo

Supt. Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Eastern Division

“Police and Coast Guard visited an area near the Bannister Caye where they observed the decomposed body of Khris Gentle floating on the sea. The body was retrieved and transported to the hospital awaiting a post-mortem examination. What we know is that Mr. Gentle was reported missing last week by family members and that he had gone fishing with others and he was left behind on the island. Apparently he went fishing and that is when family members went the following day and wasn’t on the island. So, they began to search the area and it was until Saturday morning that his body was discovered.”

 

Reporter

“Is foul play suspected?”

 

Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“No.”


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