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Kayla Burgess (Deceased)

Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014. 11:25 am CST.

Kayla Burgess (Deceased)

Kayla Burgess

PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Police in San Ignacio have two persons in custody pending the outcome of their investigation into the death of 24 year old Kayla Burgess.

Burgess, a resident of Independence village, Stann Creek district was found dead inside her vehicle that was parked near to a bar on the Santa Familia Road in Bullet Tree Falls village, Cayo on Thursday afternoon.

The official report says that when authorities found Burgess’ body, she was “lying face up on the extreme rear of the vehicle with a plastic bag over her face and a white plastic strapped around her neck.”

The official police report further states that a 21 year old man from the Kontiki area of San Ignacio town has reportedly confessed to strangling Burgess.

The report from police says that Burgess was killed at the man’s San Ignacio home and then her body was taken to Bullet Tree Falls village and left in her vehicle.

The 21 year old man, according to police reports, was observed with “scratches on the left shoulder, left side of chest, back, left side of face, neck ad right forearm.”

Police say that a search of the man’s vehicle lef to the discovery of the keys to Burgess’ Kia Sorento.

The man and his 18 year old girlfriend, a waitress from the Kontiki area, are both detained pending investigations.


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  1. sandi smith says:

    This is so sad and senseless. My heart goes out to her family.

  2. david says:

    What a tragedy,so sad ,my prayers goes out for the the family, so young and just starting life, its ashamed that these senseless idiots get away, hope it does not happen to this one. Let su all be there for the family……..

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