Crime / Weekend News

Police try to solve murder of Roaring Creek teen

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

Belmopan police are conducting interviews with several persons to try and solve its latest murder – that of Grasford Thomas, a 16 year-old of Roaring Creek Village.

Thomas left his house on Thursday evening and told his family that he was going to bring back groceries after he had completed a job he was doing. He was last seen around 8 p.m., riding a bicycle towards Camalote Village, which is about two miles west of Roaring Creek.

When he didn’t return home by Friday, his mother, Minelva Baiza, said she knew something was wrong. She got confirmation to her fears around 6 p.m. Friday when the police summoned her to a scene where they had been informed a body was found bearing a tattoo “Minelva”.

The youth’s mother said it appeared her son was trying to defend himself because his hands were up above his head. He had been shot. A farmer found his body on a dirt road and his slippers and a few personal items were near his body.

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