Extensive investigations to be conducted in Corozal prisoner suicide

As we reported yesterday, early Thursday morning, a man behind bars was found dead at Corozal Police station and police are ruling it as suicide.

According to police reports at around 5:45 on Thursday morning, PC Eustace Ordonez visited the cell block area at the Corozal Town Police station to bathe and clean the cells of the respective detainees. Upon making checks at cell number one, 47 year old Jesus Tamay, a Belizean Labourer of Orange Walk Town, was discovered dead, apparently hanging from one of the metal bars of the cell window, with a black t-shirt tied vlcsnap-2014-08-22-18h51m59s160around his neck. A post mortem examination has since certified the cause of death as combined mechanical asphyxia and venous congestion due to hanging.

Reliable sources inform us that when Corozal Police arrested Jesus Tamay the night before for disorderly conduct, Tamay was highly under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Police reportedly brought him in and were to release him on the same morning he was found dead.

Corozal police say they will conduct extensive investigations both criminally and internally.

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