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Charred human remains found near Bermudian Landing Bridge

BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 20, 2015–Ladyville police have still not yet definitively identified the charred remains of a man’s body that was discovered lying face-down in some bushes, about 400 feet past the Bermudian Landing Bridge on Saturday, just before 11;00 a.m., police confirmed to reporters at a press briefing this morning.

Although there has been a missing report of a 28-year old mechanic from Mile 9 on the Philip Goldson Highway, police stressed that the body will be positively identified after a post-mortem exam, which is to be done tomorrow, Tuesday.

The day the body was found, on Saturday, July 18, around 1:46 p.m., Daisy Williams, 18, a resident of Mile 9 on the Philip Goldson Highway, reported to police that her common-law husband, Kelvin Usher, had left home on Thursday, July 16, and up to when she made the report to police, he had not returned home.

Senior Superintendent of Police Edward Broaster, the Officer commanding Eastern Division of Belize Rural, told reporters that the body of the person police found on Saturday was partially identified by a tattoo on his chest by his mother.

“But we are going to await confirmation by the doctor that this is the person that was reported missing,” Broaster said.

Broaster also confirmed that the partial identification indicated that the body was likely that of Kelvin Usher, who was reported missing the same day the body was found.

Police said that the body was burned beyond recognition and that it had not been burned at the location where it was found, but it had been taken there.

Someone passed and saw the body and called the police, Belize City Crimes Investigation Branch head Inspector Hilberto Romero told reporters.

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