Join BBN mailing list for the latest news on Belize! Breaking reports from the Cayo District confirm that 39-year-old American National, Anne Elizabeth McComb, was murdered sometime between the hours of … We don’t have a boat to follow him and we can’t put police on every tour guide boat. Your email address will not be published. Copyright © 1994 - 2020 Love FM. The San Pedro Police Department is investigating a double murder that took place today, Sunday, June 23, 2019, on Ambergris Caye. via a switch located outside the premises. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. American national murdered in her apartment in San Ignacio. “From an investigative standpoint, it had to be someone who had some knowledge of the area to know where the switch is, so we are looking at several angles in respect to that,” Myvett said. Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019. Rosalinda Mas, Girlfriend of Quentin Espinosa: “Last night he was at home but in the morning I have no idea of nothing. Confirmed dead are local tour guide 53-year-old Mario Nestor Graniel Jr. 53yrs and American National 53-year-old Gary Paul Swank.Police report of visiting an area on the lagoon located one mile west of San Pedro Town where upon arrival saw a light Please email us your news at [email protected]. Over the past few years, there has been an increasing number of foreign nationals dying in Belize under various circumstances. News & Music Power | Powered by RSV. An American doctor was murdered in Belize in what local authorities are saying was a shooting involving a member of a gang. Last year, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was in Belize to Last, because “violent crime – such as sexual assault, home invasions, armed robberies, and murder – are common even during daylight hours and in tourist areas…”. Yоur соntеnt іѕ dеlіvеrеd іnѕtаntlу tо thоuѕаndѕ оf uѕеrѕ іn Веlіzе аnd аbrоаd! Аdvеrtіѕе wіth thе most visited news site in Веlіzе ~ Wе оffеr fullу сuѕtоmіzаblе аnd flехіblе dіgіtаl mаrkеtіng расkаgеѕ. Dr. Gary Swank was visiting the Central American country and he was found dead Sunday alongside a local tour guide, identified as Mario Graniel. Breaking Belize News is able to offer a marketing package that uses internet, social media and email to reach over 500,000 Belizean-centric potential customers each month. Word of the murders traveled to the U.S., prompting Swank's hospital to release a statement about the "tragic news. Superintendent Hilberto Romero, the acting head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch, said both Swank and Graniel had "multiple" gunshot injuries. O.A.S. Reference this case, the Police Commissoner says this double homicide may be the result of a land dispute. Toledo Police are investigating the murder of a businessman in that District. Williams said the tour guide "had a misunderstanding with one of the notorious gang figures in San Pedro" and that his home was shot at before the murders. Police Commissioner has credited the low murder rate to the hard work of the Belize Police Department. Both were taken out and taken to the San Pedro Polyclinic where they were pronounced dead on arrival," Romero said. 1:58 p.m. CST. I don’t see what else we could have done.". In January, the US Department of State issued a travel advisory to US nationals traveling to Belize, saying that they should exercise caution because “violent crime – such as sexual assault, home invasions, armed robberies, and murder – are common even during daylight hours and in tourist areas…”. Police are still in the area combing preliminary information at this time suggests that there was some land issue apparently there was some surveying happening within the area and the owner of the land who appeared to be the Caucasian had some issue with some persons who were opposing the surveying and some threats were received but again nobody told the police of the threats and this is what I want to emphasize that in today’s day and age if you are receiving threats from anybody please don’t take it lightly report it to the police and let us see how we can intervene to prevent anything from occurring. We know that they were fishing in that particular area and thereafter the report came in that there had been a shooting," he said. several angles in respect to that,” Myvett said. Oasis is a community of retirees in northern Corozal. 55-year-old Quentin Espinosa and 70-year-old Roland Burley, an American national were found with stab wounds and gunshout injuries. 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. The FBI also conducted investigations into the deaths of Anne Swaney and Drew DeVoursney, both murdered with no suspects to speak of. Breaking Belize News invites you to share your story with the world. ", He went on, "We did what we could have done in terms of detaining those who we believe were responsible and maintaining presence in the area where he lived. The Associated Press reported that Swank arrived in Belize with his family on Saturday, the day before his death. Love News spoke with Espinosa’s girlfriend, Rosalinda Mas, who says the last time she spoke with him was around seven o’clock last night. "One of the decreased was on board the vessel while the other was in the water. States still in play and what makes them that way, 751,000 seek US jobless benefits as virus hobbles economy, Judge declines to move trial of officers in Floyd's death, Ohio court rejects request for Dayton gunman school records. Dr. Gary Swank was found dead Sunday alongside a local tour guide, identified by local authorities as Mario Graniel. "We are working on several leads. Chester Williams, the commissioner of police in Belize, said that Swank was a victim of circumstance. He decided to go out with a tourist. Soldier REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. What’s the Motive Behind Shooting of San Pedro Cabdriver? He was loving, caring, he was the kindest person.and he was a loving father.”, They initially found one body and it appeared to be that of a Caucasian person believed to be an American national and in searching the area in the bushes they came across the second body of one Quentin Espinosa who is from that area and he had what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the head. 55-year-old Quentin Espinosa and 70-year-old Roland Burley, an American national were found with stab wounds and gunshout injuries. Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “They initially found one body and it appeared to be that of a Caucasian person believed to be an American national and in searching the area in the bushes they came across the second body of one Quentin Espinosa who is from that area and he had what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the head. Police report that around 5:30 Thursday evening they responded to information of a person lying on the side of the road about half a mile from the junction of Jalacte Village. 1:57 pm CST. Required fields are marked *, Advertising Opportunity Looking for Internet marketing, social media presence and direct email exposure to a Belizean oriented market of over 500,000 individuals every month? 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