A case of an American citizen who died in Belize two weeks ago is likely to turn into a murder investigation. Robely Smith Rigdon claimed he and his wife were hanging out at their new home around four on a Sunday evening. He claimed he fell asleep, woke up around 8 p.m. and found his wife’s naked body in the swimming pool. Love News has learned that Ridgon and his wife Claire Elizabeth Wallace were newlyweds. They had been married in Placencia about 4 months prior to relocating to Corozal. The police say that the postmortem examination showed signs of trauma on her shoulders and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will now conduct its own examination on Claire Wallace’s body.
ACP Joseph Myvette: “We have requested for and had the assistance of the FBI in relation to this matter, the body was flown out of the country for a second post mortem which will be conducted in the US later this week.”
Jose Sanchez: “Did you examine the husband for any signs of violence against him?”
ASP Alejandro Cowo: “Yes there was no signs of violence on him.”
Jose Sanchez: “Did he explain why his wife didn’t have any clothes?”
Asp Alejandro Cowo: “Well that is something he mentioned that they were drinking and he just fell asleep and that is the last time that he had seen his wife beside him. When he took her out from the pool she was naked.”
Jose Sanchez: “Did you retrieve the clothing that she was wearing prior to the pool, did you examine that as well?”
Asp Alejandro Cowo: “Yes Police processed the scene and all of that was recovered.”
Robley Smith Rigdon and Claire Elizabeth Wallace moved to Consejo Shores in Corozal after getting married on the Peninsula. Consejo Shores is a secluded area where foreigners tend to build vacation and holiday homes near the shoreline. In April, 2017 52-year-old Francesca Matus, a Canadian and resident of Consejo Shores was found murdered in a field along with her American boyfriend 36 year old Drew DeVoursey. That case remains unsolved.