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Man finds wife dead in Swimming Pool

The Belize Police Department is also investigating the strange circumstances of how an American national living in Belize died over the weekend. The Officer in charge of the Crimes Investigative Branch, Alejandro Cowo, says that on Saturday night a man woke up and found his wife naked and dead in their swimming pool.

ASP ALejandro Cowo: “Just after 9 pm Corozal police visited six miles Consejo Rd., the residence of Mr. Robely Smith Rigdon. Upon the arrival inside of the residence they observe the naked body of a female who was identified as Claire Elizabeth Rigdon. Initial investigation that the police received is that earlier in the day both of them were socializing and Mr. Rigdon went to sleep and upon his waking up he began to look for his wife and he could not find her. He made checks inside of the yard, inside of the house, there after he went to the pool where he found her floating. She was pulled out of the pool where he performed CPR however she had already died.”

The body did not have any signs of foul play but the police are awaiting the results of a postmortem examination.