Police are looking for suspects in last week’s double murder. Ladyville residents, Mark Seawell and Gabriel Escalante were shot and killed on Caye Lagos. Inspector Wilfred Ferrufino of the Crimes Investigation Branch shared the details of the double murder.
Insp. Wilfred Ferrufino, Crimes Investigation Branch: “On Friday the 13th police received information of the body of two persons on Lagos Caye, which would be four miles away from Caye Caulker. On arrival police discovered the bodies of two male persons, one was identified as Gabriel Escalante, a 42 year old resident of Ladyville who was suffering from gunshot wounds to the head and body; the other was identified as that of Mark Sewell, 47 year old boat captain of Ladyville who was suffering from multiple gunshots to the body. What police has gathered so far is that sometime around the 12th of April the two were socializing with an unknown male and shortly after shots were heard and police arrived and found them deceased. There was a report of a skiff that was stolen after the incident and we believe that may be been the means of which the assailant used to get off the island.”
Police have recovered the skiff, but are still seeking suspects in connection with the murders.