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Crime and Violence Report in Belize

Crime and Violence Report in Belize

Police in San Ignacio have released an official report on the death of a Canadian retiree whose body was found late last week near Buena Vista village, Cayo.

The official police report names the murdered man as 68 year old Keith Dawson Haslam.

Police say that on Friday morning, businessman Nelson Hyde of Buena Vista village noticed that his brother George Hyde, Keith Dawson Haslam and a woman identified as Ruth Jones could not be located.

Police went to Buena Vista village on Friday and visited a farm in search of the three persons but did not find them.

Police say that on Saturday, based on information received, George Hyde and Ruth Jones were detained in Buena Vista village.  Police say that at the time of his detention.

George Hyde allegedly confessed to them that he killed Keith Dawson Haslam because of jealousy.

The police report says that Dawson’s body was found on Sunday on a farm about 5 miles east of Buena Vista village.

The body was in an advanced state of decomposition. An onsite post mortem examination conducted by pathologist Dr. Hugh Sanchez determined that Keith Dawson Haslam died as a result of asphyxiation due to a chop wound across the wind pipe.

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  1. Alex says:

    People who commit these kinds of crime should be put to death in the same way. In this case, both the man and the woman. You mean to say she can’t satisfy with one man? Both needs to be put out of their misery.

    • Junglegrrl says:

      Yah, what century are we in!? Why should a womans throat be cut for ALLEGEDLY committing adultry? And yet the man who’s throat was cut should suffer the same fate for having murdered an alleged adulterer?!? Thats the stupidest thing i hv heard in a while, thank god you are not police commisioner Alex! This is a tragedy, because this is the third canadian who has been brutally and senselessly murdered her in as many months, what do you think will happen if the tourism thatbis the lifeblood of this economy suddenly stops due to this kind of thing continuing!? Ine man’s jealousy, immaturity, and lack of self control stands to hurt EVERYONE in Belize!

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