Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Update: 2 more bodies found up North of San Pedro



At 4:30 p.m. police positively identified the remains found 19 miles North of San Pedro Town, approximately 2 miles from Tranquility Bay. James Swan and Edwardo Gutierrez both went missing on Thursday according to family members. The two bodies were found lying facing each other in a grave dug three feet underground. Police investigation continues.

Police have confirmed to The San Pedro Sun that at least one person is known to be dead some 16 miles north of San Pedro Town in the Rocky Point Area, Ambergris Caye. Police would not release further details, but a tearful and distressed Elena Edwards told The San Pedro Sun that she strongly believes the body might be that of her son, James Alexander Swan, who, according to her, went missing since Thursday, January 29th. Edwards says that the last person James was seen with was Elias “Brah Lee” Gutierrez.

When asked what James might be doing north of the island, Elena says that they are fishermen and that is the area where they normally go fishing.

A team of investigators led by Senior Superintendent James Magdaleno and Officer In Charge of the San Pedro Police Department Dennis Arnold has been dispatched to the area to process the scene. The San Pedro Sun will have more details in this weeks issue of The San Pedro Sun Newspaper!

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