Body Found in Car Near Sandhill Village Yet to Be Positively Identified

Body Found in Car Near Sandhill Village Yet to Be Positively Identified

Police say they have suspicions but no confirmation that the body found in a car near Sandhill Village on Friday, was that of Belize City resident Phozhawn Lewis. The body was already decomposing when it was found, making it difficult to positively identify the person. The vehicle reportedly had apparent bullet holes in the glass of the driver’s door. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams explained that police have detained suspects in connection with the investigation; however, no conclusive information has been obtained.

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: We do have the shooting in the Hattieville area where a person was shot while at home, he was called out by someone he came to the door and he was shot. The police I know are looking for the suspect in respect to that matter. Yes, that’s him Agustus.  I don’t know if he’s still working around Hattieville, but I’ll have to check with OC Hattieville to see if that is the case. And if that is the case, then we need to ensure we get him into custody and let the law take its course.”

Williams added that police are doing what they can in Belize City to stem the recent spate of gang violence. Lewis’s family also reportedly believes he is the John Doe are investigating. Reports are that no one had seen or heard from him two days prior to the body being found.

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