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Mar 12, 2020

Police Following Several Leads in Murder of Elderly Woman

Carolyn Arnold

Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero also gave an update on the investigation into the murder of Carolyn Arnold. The body of the elderly woman was discovered semi-nude on a dirt road off mile thirteen on the Philip Goldson Highway. There has been much speculation as to what motivated the killing and police say they are following all leads. There are also several persons in custody for questioning.


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“The investigation is exploring every lead that we get and yes that is a part of the investigation that we are following upon. At this time, several persons were detained and are being interviewed in regards to the investigation. But at this time, no one has been arrested and charged.”


Andrea Polanco

“Sir have you received any report that she may have had perhaps nine hundred dollars on her that night?”


Hilberto Romero

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Again, the investigators are following up on every information they get.”



“Sir are you able to say…it is a very disturbing crime to that this elderly woman was found partially nude. Is there any indication in the investigation as to what it was or what reason it was that she was disrobed at this time?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“No, we do not have any information to indicate all that was found. Again the investigation is still ongoing and we’ll do our best to try and solve the crime. A post-mortem exam is scheduled for today; the doctor will submit his findings after the post-mortem.”


Andrea Polanco

“So right now you are not able to say why she was killed?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“We are unable to say why.”


Meanwhile, the Belize Family Life Association is condemning the circulation on social media of a photograph of the semi nude body of Arnold.  The B.F.L.A. states that it amounts to a huge violation of her human rights saying that, “the publication of nude or partially nude photos of a deceased woman, or any picture that seeks to demean, violate, disrespect or deny a woman or girl of the dignity owed to her in life and death is an act of violence, gender based violence and violates her rights.”

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