Crime

Police identify charred remains as Kelvin Usher

By Marion Ali
Staff Reporter

Police, late Thursday evening, confirmed to The Reporter that the charred remains found on Saturday morning on the roadside near the Bermudian Landing bridge in the Belize River Valley belt are those of a mechanic reported missing that same day.

Senior Super-intendent of Police, Edward Broaster told Reporter that the remains belong to Kelvin Usher, a mechanic of Ladyville Village. His 18 year old girlfriend reported him missing two hours after his charred remains were found on Saturday, some 400 feet from the Bermudian Landing Bridge.

Broaster could not reveal, up to press time, the method used to kill Usher, but said that the police are looking for a prime suspect.  He also could not say what the motive of the murder was “because of the sensitive nature of the investigation.”

Usher was last seen alive last Thursday, and his girlfriend reported him missing sometime after 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, about two hours after someone passing on the road near the Bermudian Landing Bridge spotted the charred remains in some bush near the bridge.
Police believe that Usher was killed elsewhere and his body dumpednear the bridge.

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