Missing man found alive and well
Tonight, a businessman from Burrell Boom Village is back home with his family after being reported missing. Over the weekend, the family of 29-year-old Alberto Morales reported him missing after not being able to contact Morales. ASP Gerald Jones confirmed today that Morales’ family contacted the police to inform them that Morales had been found. According to them, Morales had gone out to the Mountain Pine Ridge area where he did not have cellphone service. ASP Jones shared how members of the public can avoid being reported missing when taking trips to remote areas.
Supt. Gerald Jones, Deputy HNCIB, Belize Police Department: “I would just like to urge members of the general public that if their family member or they are going anywhere to do any errand or whatever situation that they’re going to do that they could at least inform a family relative that they’re going to do x,y, and z so that they know the whereabouts of them so that at the end of the day it doesn’t create a panic as such. Because what we’re receiving is similar situations like these that people are going to different places I know that it is private and so forth but at least you could tell someone that yes you’re traveling to whatever place you’re going so that they have a knowledge that you’re going there and if questions are being asked at least everybody can be appeased to understand that you’re going to that location.”