On Saturday morning at 12:05am Hattieville Police received information of another body. Police visited an area near mile 17 on the George Price Highway where they saw the body of 32 years old John Gideon an employee of San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi lying face down in a pool of blood suffering from gunshot wounds to the head, face and back. With more details here is ASP Chris Noble, rural Police executive officer.
ASP Chris Noble – Rural Police Executive Officer:
We got some information and we visited that scene. We had somebody with multiple injuries. [who died on] scene. The area was dealt with. We’re looking into his [possible] connections to persons in the area, or if he may have been a target.
While Gideon’s friends and employers mourn his passing the police investigation continues, awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination.