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Mar 13, 2020

Mario Soto Wanted for Murder of James Slemp

A wanted poster has been issued for Guatemalan farmer Mario Soto by the Belize Police Department. Soto is accused of brutally murdering seventy-nine-year-old Canadian national James Slemp. Slemp was found dead at his Belize home in Hopkins Village on Friday, February twenty-fourth. His body was found in a nearby creek and his head had been almost severed. Investigators believe that Slemp had confronted Soto over a planer tool that had been stolen. An argument ensured and days later, Slemp was murdered. Authorities believe that Soto may have escaped across the border, into Guatemala.

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