Missing woman found dead in southern Ambergris Caye
After missing for several days, a woman known only as Ms. Julia was found dead on Thursday, September 14th in southern Ambergris Caye. She had been reported missing on Saturday, September 8th by a gentleman named Mario Flores Peña, who stated he last saw her the day before. Peña found her items behind a residence at the old dump where he goes to feed some dogs every day. He told police that Mrs. Julia frequented the area, and upon stumbling onto a couple of items belonging to her, he made a report to the police.
According to him, Mrs. Julia lived approximately 100 metres from where he feeds the dogs. Since Saturday, police and volunteers have been combing the area in search of the lady, but it was until Thursday, September 14th that her lifeless body was found by members of the Southern Ambergris Neighbourhood Watch.
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Elderly woman found dead near dump site in San Pedro
A search conducted near the old San Pedro dumpsite on Thursday evening resulted in the discovery of the badly decomposed body of an elderly woman who was reported missing.
The body of Mrs Julia Martinez was recovered by a search party maze up of members of the Southern Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch Group.
On Friday morning the Police Press Office confirmed that a post mortem examination conducted on Martinez’ body was not able to determine the cause of death, but police did not observe any signs of foul play on the body.
The elderly woman, who made her living collecting bottles for sale, was last seen alive on September 9th.
She was reported missing by a friend who stumbled upon some of her belongings near the dump site a couple days earlier.