Decomposed body found on Garifuna Settlement Day

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016. 1:38 p.m. CST.



By BBN Staff: On November 19, 2016 ( Garifuna Settlement Day),  the decomposing body of Dangriga resident, Linsford Joseph Locayo was recovered from the sea.

Last Thursday at around 2 pm, Locayo, his common-law wife, their 9-month-old daughter, along with Corporal Carlos Galvez and PC David Mejia were heading to Tobacco Caye when their vessel capsized.

Reports reveal that one mile away from the caye their boat was hit by a massive wave and all of them were flung out of it.

Corporal Galvez reportedly swam to get help, however, when help arrived
Joseph Locayo was nowhere to be seen.

His body was not found until Saturday evening near the North-West end
of Tobacco Caye by the Belize National Coast Guard.

A post mortem examination was conducted on the decomposing body which
certified the cause of his death as asphyxia of fluids consistent with drowning.

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