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George Hyde found dead with machete wounds to the body

Four persons have been arrested in connection with the death investigation of 36 year old George Hyde. We say ‘death investigation’ because that is how investigators are treating the matter but from the details we will share with you in a few, it has all the signs of a fatal and brutal machete attack. Hyde’s body was found on Easter Sunday on his verandah in Buena Vista Village, Cayo District. At the scene investigators found Hyde’s body with a large chop wound on the neck, left shoulder, and face. He was also found with a machete in his hand. Head of the National Crime Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvette shared more details

Joseph Myvette, Head of the National Crime Investigation Branch: “In respect to the third incident, which is a death investigation, on Sunday April 1st police was called to Buena Vista Village in the Cayo District where upon arrival the body of one George Hyde, a 36 year old laborer, of the said village was seen on a veranda with multiple chop wounds to the head and body. The scene was processed and the body was removed to the San Ignacio Community Hospital. Police have since detained four persons pending this investigation which is still ongoing at this time. The investigation can take several angles based on the evidence gathered hence the reason we have arrived at that conclusion until when the post mortem is finished and the documents are submitted to the DPP in order for her directives. The police have been working on positive leads I would say but it is just for us to confirm those and put the evidence properly together.”

Reporter: You said that four persons were detained? Are they cooperating with police?

Joseph Myvette, Head of the National Crime Investigation Branch: “Yes.”

Reporter: Any motive so far for that matter?

Joseph Myvette, Head of the National Crime Investigation Branch: “From the police’s understanding there seem to have been several alterations which the deceased was involved in earlier prior to his murder.”

Reporter: And the four persons that are detained do they have any injuries?

Joseph Myvette, Head of the National Crime Investigation Branch: “None were observed.”

Hyde was known to police.