Prominent Corozal businessman Michael Arnold was one of the founders of the Corozal Free Zone was murdered on Monday night in the Baeza Layout area. The investigating officers have traced his movements on that night. ASP Alejandro Cowo, the Officer in Charge of C.I.B. says he was found in the passenger seat of his van after buying food from a restaurant.
ACP Joseph Myvett: “Corozal Police were on patrol in Visa Layout area where they came across a white van and upon making of inspection of the van the apparent lifeless body of male person later identified to be Michael Arnold 58 years businessman of a 4th ave address was seen inside the vehicle on the passenger side. A closer examination of the scene revealed that the passenger side window was shattered. One 9mm shell was found inside of the vehicle whilst another expended shell was found outside the vehicle. Upon inspection of the body he had two apparent gunshot wounds to the left side of his head and one apparent exit wound to the right side of his head. Sometime around 8:40 PM he was on 4th Ave. in the said van where he came out of the van and purchased some food at an establishment on 4th Ave. So far we haven’t been able to establish any motive but we are still working on it.”
Reporter: “Has anyone been detained?”
ACP Joseph Myvett: “I believe two persons were detained who were questioned and later released however this is an ongoing investigation so that will continue to be the case.”