Police: Missing 17-Year-Old Boy from Teakettle was murdered

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Posted: Tuesday, March 7, 2017. 2:18 p.m. CST.


By BBN Staff:On Friday, March 3rd,  2017, Everlyn Paula Woodye, 44, of Teakettle Village, Cayo reported that on February, 28th, 2017, about 9:30 a.m., her son Ernesto Wiltshire, 17, a construction worker, went swimming with two male friends in the Belize River and did not return home.

The same afternoon around 1:10, acting upon information received of a body found; police visited an area located about a mile behind Teakettle Village where they saw the body of Wiltshire in an advanced state of decomposition.

Police observed a large chop wound behind the head.

Investigation reveals that around 1:00 p.m., his body was discovered by a group searching for him.

A postmortem was conducted on the body that certified the cause of death as “craneoucednalic traumatic injuries” due to the multiple chop wounds to the head.

Police have arrested and charged 18-year-old Shemar Santos of Teakettle Village for the crime of murder.

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