ESPERANZA VILLAGE, Cayo District, Mon. June 14, 2021– The charred remains of volunteer firefighter Peter Jones were found on Tuesday, June 8, following a search on a farm in Esperanza Village. A DNA test confirmed that the body is indeed Jones’s. However, investigators are still trying to determine the cause of Jones’ death.
When the burnt remains were found on the farm in Esperanza Village, Jones’ family members almost immediately concluded that the body was his, and that he had been killed — even before forensic tests confirmed the identity of the deceased person.
The discovery of the remains followed an initial report of Jones’ absence. The family of the volunteer firefighter of Santa Elena Town had reported him missing on Monday, June 7. His wife, Clara Jones, had made a post on Facebook, in which she said that she was praying for his safe return to their home in the Esperanza Village. She stated in the Facebook post, “I pray that my husband is ok and I can see him again my heart feels and I love him wishing he comes home but still no return since Monday and I can’t wait no more. Bless me lord help me to be strong for my baby and help me to feel better,” but Jones never returned. It has been reported that Jones had not been seen by his family members or work colleagues since Monday, at 3:00 p.m.
His family remembers him as someone who was not troublesome. They claim he had problems with no one. His family has noted, however, that he was involved in the purchase and sale of vehicles, and they fear that this may have spurred jealousy, which resulted in his death. Jones leaves behind his wife and a young child.