SP_Murder2Late this afternoon, police on Ambergris Caye were investigating a body of a male person found in a shallow grave about 8 miles north of San Pedro Town.


The Sun Newspaper reports that the body was identified as that of a 57year old Santiago Trapp, a caretaker of 13 1/2 miles North Ambergris Caye.


Trapp was discovered in a shallow grave sometime around 1:30pm by a search party consisting of family and police. According to family members, his body was observed to have a slit throat and what appears to be a gunshot wound to the head.


The Sun reports that authorities indicated that they believe there is a link to a suspected arson that occurred in the same area. Police also believe that these incidents are drug-related. Four persons have been detained as part of the on-going investigation.

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