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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020. 7:01 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: During a police press conference today in Belmopan, investigators commented on the murder of American national, Ariana Irish Jones, 31.

Police say that around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday they received calls suggesting that Jones had been killed in an apartment near the San Ignacio Community Hospital. Minutes later a man visited the San Ignacio Police Station and informed them of the incident.

Police followed him to the location where they found the body of Jones with apparent stab wounds.

Her boyfriend, Javan Moody, 23, has since been charged for her murder.

When asked for a motive police could share none and had only suggested that excessive alcohol consumption may have been a factor. The murder weapon, a knife, has since been recovered from the scene but awaits forensic testing.

Police believe that Jones may have been killed just before 2 o’clock on Saturday morning as that was when neighbors recalled hearing screams and thereafter a fleeing vehicle.

Police say that the accused, the boyfriend of the deceased, is not cooperating.

 

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