The body of a Honduran National residing in the Village of Placencia, Stann Creek District, was found floating in the sea on Monday afternoon apparently dead.
Police responded to the scene at around 12:35 pm in an area near the beach in Placencia, where they saw the body of 35 year old Honduran National Rigoberto Lopez Villanueva, floating face down in the sea.
Initial police investigations have revealed that Rigoberto Villanueva was last seen by relatives and friends on January 3rd at around 8:30 am, reportedly under the influence of alcohol.
The body was pronounced dead at the scene and later transported to the Southern Regional Hospital Morgue.
A postmortem examination conducted on Monday certified the cause of death to be asphyxia inhalation of fluids consistent with drowning.