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US Student Celebrating in
Belize Killed Outside Nightclub
Jan 2, 2023 4:00 AM CST
US Student Celebrating in Belize Killed Outside Nightclub
2 brothers are in custody, suspected of her murder
- J’Bria Bowens was celebrating her father's birthday in Belize on Friday night when the American 23-year-old was killed by a stray bullet from an assault-style rifle. Bowens, a nursing student at Louisiana State University, was sitting on a golf cart outside a nightclub in San Pedro, a tourist...
Partner of Lord's Son
Charged With Killing Cop
Jun 1, 2021 10:20 AM CDT
Partner of Lord's Son Charged With Killing Cop
Canada's Jasmine Hartin accused of accidentally shooting Belizean police officer in the head
- The daughter-in-law of a British-Belizean billionaire has been charged with shooting a police officer in the head in Belize. Jasmine Hartin—the wife of Lord Michael Ashcroft's youngest son, Andrew, himself a well-known property developer in Belize—was charged Monday with manslaughter by negligence in the death of police...
Rain From Latest
Measure in Feet,
Nov 3, 2020 12:01 AM CST
Rain From Latest Hurricane Could Measure in Feet, Not Inches
Hurricane Eta threatens flooding in Central America
- Hurricane Eta erupted quickly into a potentially catastrophic major hurricane Monday as it headed for Central America, where forecasters warned of massive flooding and landslides across a vulnerable region, the AP reports. Eta was a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 150mph late Monday, the US National Hurricane...
Powerful New Hurricane
Heads to Central America
Nov 2, 2020 7:00 PM CST
Powerful New Hurricane Heads to Central America
Some places could get 25 to 35 inches of rain
- Hurricane Eta erupted quickly into a potentially catastrophic major hurricane Monday as it headed for Central America, where forecasters warned of massive flooding and landslides across a vulnerable region. Eta had maximum sustained winds of 120mph and was located about 85 miles east of the Nicaragua-Honduras border, according to the...
American Tourist Disappears
From Tour Group in Belize
Jan 23, 2020 1:00 AM CST
American Tourist Disappears From Tour Group in Belize
Arizona woman had gone on an overnight trip to a small island with others
- An American woman vacationing in Belize has been reported missing after going on an overnight side trip to a small island. When members of the tour group awoke about 6am Saturday, Alison MacKenzie, 43, was no longer with them, ABC News reports. More than a dozen people, including MacKenzie's...
A Day After Arriving in Belize,
Virginia Doctor Is Murdered
Jun 25, 2019 1:32 PM CDT
A Day After Arriving in Belize, Virginia Doctor Is Murdered
Dr. Gary Swank, 53, was vacationing with his wife and 3 kids
- As tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic continue to grab headlines comes word of an untimely death due west of there. The State Department had confirmed a Virginia cardiologist who was vacationing with his wife and three children was murdered in Belize on Sunday, just a day after arriving in...
In Famed Oceanic
Hole, a Chilling
in case you missed it
Apr 6, 2019 11:45 AM CDT
In Famed Oceanic Hole, a Chilling Discovery
2 bodies discovered during expedition into Great Blue Hole by Cousteau's grandson
- Belize's Great Blue Hole was popularized by underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau in a 1971 episode of his series,
The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau.
But what was at the bottom of the 410-foot-deep ocean sinkhole, which formed as a limestone cave thousands of years ago before rising sea levels...
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Nov 4, 2018 4:30 PM CST
Surprise Diagnosis for Honeymooner's Itchy Groin
Fla. woman carried human botfly larva in skin from Belize
- A tiny creature grew inside a Florida woman for two months after her honeymoon in Belize—and no, she wasn't pregnant. Weeks after returning home, the 36-year-old noticed an itchy spot on the left side of her groin and assumed she'd been bitten by an insect, reports Live...
Woman Killed in Belize
Was Threatened: Cops
May 4, 2017 7:06 AM CDT
Woman Killed in Belize Was Threatened: Cops
2 people have been detained
- Two suspects are in custody in the case of an American man and his Canadian girlfriend found murdered in Belize , reports the CBC . No details on the suspects have been released, reports WSB , but CNN previously reported police were questioning two ex-pats who live near the Corozal home of Francesca...
Belize: Murdered Couple
Were Robbed, Strangled
May 3, 2017 5:28 AM CDT
Belize: Murdered Couple Were Robbed, Strangled
Police say their wrists were duct-taped
- A Canadian woman and her American boyfriend were murdered before their bodies were left in a sugarcane field, police in Belize have confirmed. An autopsy found that Francesca Matus, 52, and 36-year-old Drew DeVoursney were strangled, the CBC reports. The bodies were found Monday , almost a week after they were...
Found Dead in Belize
May 2, 2017 5:04 AM CDT
Missing Couple Found Dead in Belize
Canadian woman, former US Marine mourned
- Grim news from Belize: Searchers say they have found the bodies of missing Canadian woman Francesca Matus and her American boyfriend, Drew DeVoursney. According to Breaking Belize News , the bodies were found Monday evening in Corozal District, near the border with Mexico. "They were both found ... they are dead,...
Car of Missing Couple Found
in Belize Sugarcane Field
May 1, 2017 5:29 PM CDT
Car of Missing Couple Found in Belize Sugarcane Field
The American and Canadian pair have been missing since Tuesday
- The car of a Canadian woman who has been missing in Belize since last week along with her American boyfriend was found abandoned Sunday in a sugarcane field. CBC News reports that Francesca Matus, 52, was last seen with boyfriend Drew DeVoursney, 36, leaving a bar in Corozal Tuesday. Matus’...
Cops Found a
Head in a Bucket.
Then Things Got Weird
Jul 24, 2016 5:23 PM CDT
Cops Found a Head in a Bucket. Then Things Got Weird
In his truck police found cash, firearms, and a bucket with the head inside
- The severed head of Llewelyn Lucas, a beloved local pastor in Belize, was on July 16 found stuffed into a bucket in the back of a truck outside a bar. But as police began to investigate, things only got weirder, reports Vice in a lengthy look at last weekend's...
Dad of Slain ABC
Journo Lost Son
2 Years Ago:
'I'm a Mess'
Jan 19, 2016 9:28 AM CST
Dad of Slain ABC Journo Lost Son 2 Years Ago: 'I'm a Mess'
Jack Swaney says death of daughter Anne, killed in Belize, 'hasn't sunk in'
- Anne Swaney, the 39-year-old ABC 7 executive producer who was found murdered in Belize on Friday, died "from a random act of violence," her obituary reads. And, "like all victims, she deserved better." Her father, Jack Swaney, said as much in his interview with WLS-TV , the...
Cops: ABC Producer
Murdered in Belize
Jan 16, 2016 1:32 PM CST
Cops: ABC Producer Murdered in Belize
Anne Swaney was found strangled in a river
- Authorities in Belize say an American tourist found face-down in a river on Friday was strangled, ABC 7 reports. Anne Swaney, a 39-year-old executive producer for ABC 7 in Chicago, was staying at the Nabitunich resort in the town of Benque Viejo del Carmen on the Belize-Guatemala border. She was...
The 10 Happiest Countries
Jun 27, 2015 4:43 PM CDT
The 10 Happiest Countries
Once again, Panama leads the pack
- US citizens who want a happier life may want to leave the country. The Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index has issued its second annual list of country rankings, looking at 145 countries and how their residents fare in various "well-being elements." Those elements: a sense of purpose, social relationships,...
'Blue Hole' May Hold
Secret to Mayan Collapse
Dec 26, 2014 2:39 PM CST
'Blue Hole' May Hold Secret to Mayan Collapse
Long drought may have led to civilization's collapse—and proof may be in sediment
- Everything from overhunting and a peasant uprising to deforestation and an alien invasion has been proposed to explain why the Mayan civilization collapsed,
notes. But one theory has been gaining ground in recent years: extreme drought. Now more evidence has surfaced to support the drought postulation—and the proof...
in case you missed it
May 18, 2013 1:15 PM CDT
Mayan Pyramid Crushed—for Gravel
Belizean road crew wrecks ancient temple
- Archeologists have been horrified to discover that one of the largest Mayan pyramids in Belize has been almost completely annihilated by road crews looking for an easy source of gravel. The 2,300-year-old temple at the heart of the Nohmul complex—at 60 feet, one of the country's tallest...
McAfee in Miami:
I Faked Illness
Dec 14, 2012 4:48 AM CST
McAfee in Miami: I Faked Illness
Antivirus guru says he 'played crazy card'
- John McAfee is back in the US , regaling ABC News with his latest adventures. After he arrived in Miami, he was met by several officers. "I said, 'Am I arrested?' They said, 'No, sir, I am here to help you.' That felt the best of all,...
Dec 12, 2012 2:53 PM CST
McAfee Released, Arrives in US
Flies from Guatemala to Miami
- John McAfee might get out of this yet: He arrived back in the US tonight after being freed from a Guatemalan detention facility , reports AP . His plane touched down in Miami, though it's not clear where he goes next. "I've been running through jungles and rivers and...
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