Headline — 12 May 2015 — by Albert J. Ciego
Teenager, 16, murdered in Roaring Creek

ROARING CREEK, Cayo District, Fri. May 8, 2015–The decomposing body of Glasford Thomas, 16, of Capitol Hill, Roaring Creek, was found at about 7:00 this evening about three miles off the George Price Highway in Camalote, approximately fifteen feet away from a feeder road in a bushy area behind a golf course. He was found lying face-up with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and body.

Police said that Thomas’s body was discovered by a farmer who was walking home, on his way back from his farm where he had been working, and he immediately called police.

One of the policemen who went to the scene identified the corpse as that of his nephew, Glasford Thomas. The boy’s mother, Minerva Baizar, went to the Western Regional Hospital, where she saw her son and she also identified him.

The devastated mother told reporters that for most of the day yesterday, Thomas had been at home with her, but at about 2:30 in the afternoon, a man came to pick him up so that he could do a small job, and he returned home at about 6:00 in the evening. When he got home, he brought some items from the store for his sister. He then told his sister that he was going out and would return shortly, and then he would buy groceries for their mother.

Thomas left home at about 6:30 yesterday evening on his bicycle, but failed to return.

He was reportedly seen riding on the road at about 8:00 last night from Roaring Creek towards Camalote, to an unknown destination.

Baizar told reporters that she began to wait for her son to come home. She could not sleep throughout most of the night and was very worried. She made frequent checks in his room and she stayed up watching television, she said.

She said that she was up early this morning, and sat on the stairs of the house and continued to wait for her son, throughout the day. At about 6:30 in the evening, however, police called her and informed her that her son had been found dead, and requested that she go to the morgue to identify him.

Police are looking for two men of the area in connection with the murder, the motive for which is unknown.

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