General — 18 November 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego
Remains of unknown person found between Maskall and Santa Martha

LADYVILLE–The skeletal remains of a male person were found at about 1:30 Friday afternoon near the side of the Old Northern Highway in an area between Maskall and Santa Martha in the Belize District.

The skeleton was discovered by people working in the area. Police have recovered the bones.

Douglas Hyde, media coordinator for Eastern Division police, told the media that the remains were found 100 feet off the road, near a garbage dump, and the body was partially burnt.

He said that Dr. Mario Estradabran, police coroner, carried out a post-mortem exam on the human bones, but the results were inconclusive. The results of the exam did indicate, however, that the bones had been there for about a year.

Police have called the families of those persons who have recently been reported missing in order to request that they go view the bones.

The cause of death for this unidentified individual is unknown, but a machete was found in the area.

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