BURRELL BOOM, Belize District, Thurs. Aug. 1, 2019– The body of Darwin Devon Rocke, 31, of Belize City, was found at about 8:30 this morning on the road to Burrell Boom, about 500 feet from the bridge on the Burrell Boom-Hattieville road. The body was about 10 feet off the road in some bushes.
People in the area smelled decomposing flesh and they went to investigate the source. They came upon the corpse and called the police. The corpse was fully clothed; the upper body was wrapped in plastic and the lower body was wrapped in a blue tarpaulin.
The corpse was taken to a medical facility on the Burrell Boom-Hattieville Road, where a post-mortem exam was conducted.
ASP Alejandro Cowo, Commander of Crimes Investigation, said that due to the state of decomposition of the body, the autopsy could not verify the cause of death, since wounds were not visible on the corpse.
Cowo said that they didn’t find any identification documents on Rocke when they checked his clothing. It was not until this evening that he was identified. No missing person report had been made for him, said Cowo, and the motive for the murder is also not known at this time.
Many of Rocke’s friends wrote on Facebook that Rocke was mild-mannered and easygoing, that he was not a violent person and he did not associate with gangs, and that they are shocked by his death.