Police say robbery was the motive for the murder of British national, Richard Foster. As we reported, Foster’s body was found in the Rivera area of Belmopan on Tuesday night. Police also recovered Foster’s Hilux pickup truck. ACP Joseph Myvette provided the update.
ACP Joseph Myvette, Belize Police Department:“Further examination also revealed that two firearms, a handgun and a pump 12 shotgun was also missing as well as other items. Police investigation into the matter resulted in the recovery of the vehicle in the Mahogany Heights area shortly around 5pm on the said date where upon examination of the vehicle blood or apparently blood stains were found in the rear passenger seat of the vehicle. At this point in time there is one person in custody who is currently being interviewed in respect to this investigation.”
The post mortem on Foster’s body revealed that he died from traumatic asphyxiation as a consequence of multiple stab wounds.