SAN PEDRO, Ambergris Caye, Sat. Sept. 16, 2017–On Friday morning, the body of a 78-year-old woman, who had been reported missing since Friday, September 8, was found decomposing near the old dumpsite in San Mateo, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
She was buried onsite after an onsite post-mortem exam.
The deceased woman, known only as Mrs. Julia, who lived alone in San Mateo, was found Friday morning by a neighborhood watch group that was searching to find her.
Police said that last Friday, September 15, her neighbor, Mario Flores Peña, found items which he knew belonged to the elderly woman by the rubbish dump where he goes to feed some dogs every day. He told police that Mrs. Julia went to the area frequently, since she lived about 100 meters from the dump.
He held on to the items with the intention of giving them to her when he saw her, but she was nowhere to be found. He then made a report to the police.
A search for the elderly woman began, and her body was found by the Southern Ambergris Neighborhood Watch group.