The search has been called off for American national, Allison MacKenzie. It has been almost five days since the Belize Coast Guard began their search for the 43-year-old Arizonian woman. Despite the calling off of the search, Love News was informed earlier today that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been called in to assist in the case. Police Commissioner Chester Williams told the media earlier today that all those on the island have been interrogated.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “Yes I know that the FBI have engaged us with offering assistance and I have said to Mr.Myvette and Mr.Cowo I have no objection, we welcome any assistance that they can give to this cause and we’re hoping that the result will be positive even though it might seem far fetched at this time but we just continue to hope that the result will be positive in locating her. At this time there is no reason to believe that she was murdered but we still are looking at it as such, we must always investigate with the worst scenario in mind. We understand that they were drinking on the boat, heavily and she may have gotten drunk before going to bed. We’re not sure but it can be assumed that she might have left her tent and went into the sea and something happened. There are watchmen on the island and they have also been interviewed by the police and they have shared some information but I don’t want to take that information public but the information that they have shared with us is being used to see how it could help us to be able to determine more or less what may have transpired. In terms of the boyfriend he has been interviewed just like every other person who was on the tour and at this time we don’t have anything to say that he or any other person on the tour may have done something to her. So we just continue to investigate and see where the investigation will take us.”
The Arizonian woman has been in Belize for about a month and was scheduled to leave Rendezvous Caye on Saturday to continue a three-day tour of nearby islands. According to her sister, Jody Dixon, the family had a meeting and are perplexed at the inconsistent reports they have gotten from Ragamuffin Tours. Ragamuffin Tours is the company that took MacKenzie and her boyfriend, Paige Rote on the island tour. Our newsroom has reached out to the tour company but they have declined to comment on the matter.