SAN PEDRO, Thurs. Oct. 29, 2015–The body of an American man, Delbert Wayne Fenn, 50, of Alaska, U.S.A., living in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, was found in an advanced state of decomposition in his apartment at about 10:30 Tuesday morning.
Police went to the Cloisters Condominium located north of San Pedro, where the stench of decomposing human flesh from apartment #102 had become unbearable.
Upon entering the apartment, police saw the body of a man lying face-down in a pool of blood. The body was identified as that of Delbert Wayne Fenn, an American who was a retired deep-water diver. At that time there was no sign of physical violence on the body.
A post-mortem exam was carried out by Doctor Mario Estradabran, police pathologist, who determined the cause of Fenn’s death to be exsanguinations due to external bleeding resulting from an apparent stab wound to the right shoulder and right posterior forearm.
After the autopsy was carried out, the body was requested by Fenn’s family, who will make their own funeral arrangements.
Police say that they are treating the matter as a “sudden death” until their investigation is completed.
Reports to Amandala are that Fenn was last seen by his friends on Friday when he had gotten into a fight and was taken to the police station, but when they didn’t see him over the weekend, they became concerned and reported it to the manager on Tuesday morning.
The manager and the caretaker of the apartment building in which Fenn resided, had to pry open the door to his apartment, but when they went to Fenn’s room to check on him, they found his decomposed body on the floor. They then called police.
Fenn, although he had a Belizean girlfriend, was living alone at Cloisters. Fenn is originally from Palmer, Alaska, but had resided in Carnation,Washington, USA.