Police officer 37-year-old Arilee Young was the victim of a double murder in Belize City on Saturday, August 21st. The second victim was 17-year-old Sherana Cardenas, Young's teenage daughter. Reports indicate that Young's partner, a security guard identified as 26-year-old Robert Glenford Perriott, shot and killed them, turning the firearm on himself. The double murder/suicide took place in a residence in the Kings Park area of the city. Information suggests that Perriott arrived from work late on Friday night with his job-issued weapon. Perriott and Young and her daughter allegedly got into an altercation. He reportedly shot both of them and killed himself.
Originally from San Ignacio Town, Cayo, Police Officer Young was no stranger to San Pedro Town. After graduating from the Belize Police Academy in 2013, her first placement was at the San Pedro Police Formation. During her service with the island police force, she worked as a relief/patrol police officer. After some years on the island, Young was transferred to Belize City, where she was attached to Precinct 1. Many islanders remembered Young as a hard-working officer and someone they respected. They were shocked to learn that her life and that of her young daughter were cut short. In San Pedro and across the country, flags at police stations will flag at half-mast in honor of Young.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun
The United Democratic Party joins the community of San Pedro in mourning the tragic loss of PC Arilee Young and her daughter, Shania Hyde. Thank you for your service to the town of San Pedro. We will always be grateful.
We extend our sincere condolences to the friends and family of PC Arilee young and her daughter. May you find strength and comfort in each other to overcome this great loss. May their souls rest in peace and rise in glory.