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Mark Sewell killed in double murder

By Michelle Sutherland

Police are investigating a double murder on Caye Lagos, four miles south of Caye Caulker, where two well-known Ladyville residents, Mark Sewell and Gabriel Escalante, were shot to death late Thursday night.

The bodies were found inside a three story building on the island around 3:00 a.m. on April 13th.

According to police, Escalante’s body was found in the lower flat with multiple gunshot wounds to his body.

Sewell’s body was found on the top floor with one gunshot wound to the left side of the neck and one to the upper back.

According to police, on April 12th around 11:30 p.m., both men were seen socializing with an unknown man on the third floor when Escalante went downstairs leaving Sewell alone with the individual.

The unknown man then reportedy fired two shots at Sewell resulting in his injuries and then proceeded downstairs where he shot Escalante multiple times before escaping.

Police are investigating the double murder of the two individuals.

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