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Posted: Monday, June 5, 2017. 10:31 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Myrna Ortega, 33, of Santa Familia, Cayo reported that at 7:45 a.m. last Friday, she left home en route to San Ignacio town leaving her father Eduardo Landero, 79, at home.

Ortega told police that when she returned at 3:45 p.m., she was informed by her daughter that Landero went to the river and had not been seen since.

Searches were conducted in the village and near the riverbank but he was not found.

Landero’s body was later found floating in the Belize River after 8:00 on Sunday morning. Police investigations continue.

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