Elderly man found dead in the Belize River

There was another apparent drowning in the Belize River in the Orange Walk District. The search for 79-year-old Edwardo Landero has come to an end, after his body was found in the Belize River on Sunday. Landero was reported missing by his daughter, 33-year-old Myrna Ortega. Ortega told police that at approximately 7:45am on June 2nd, she left her house and headed to San Ignacio Town leaving Landero at home. Upon her return at 3:45 p.m., she was informed by her daughter that her father went to the river and had not returned. As a result, a search was conducted in the Village and along the river bank and on Sunday at about 8 a.m. his body was found floating in the river. Police are investigating.

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