The body of thirty nine year old American National, Anne Elizabeth McComb Swaney was found floating in the Mopan River on Friday morning at around 8:00 a.m. after she was reported missing by the owner of Nabitunich Resort on Thursday evening at about 5:00 p.m. The owner of the resort told police that Swaney went in an area to do yoga practices but never returned.
When police visited the area, a search was conducted, however, only her belongings were found along the river bank. It was not until the following day that her body was discovered floating in the river with what appeared to be blunt force wounds to both sides of the forehead as well as marks on her neck.
Police had taken one man into custody on Friday, who was reported to have been fishing in the area and appeared as suspicious to authorities. Today Police have arrested and charged twenty four year old Victor Manuel Menjivar, a native of Guatemala from Melchor de Mencos for entering illegally in Belize. Menjivar was fined a total of $1,005 to be paid up front in avoidance of six months imprisonment.
Menjivar was taken into custody as a suspect of the murder case, however, no charges of murder has been brought up against him.
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