45-year-old Nicole Warner, a Naturalized Canadian Accountant residing in Bullet Tree Village, Cayo District, reported that on Friday November 21 at about 4:00pm, she arrived at Phillip Goldson International Airport and picked up her husband 59-year-old James Garfield Searles, a Canadian National also of Bullett Tree Village. They both left from the airport heading back to San Ignacio Town where they stopped and had a few drinks en route.
She cannot recall what time she went to her bed, but her husband was still with her. She reportedly woke up at about 3:00a.m. and noticed that her husband was missing.
A search was conducted throughout the next day, and at about 4:00p.m, the body James Searles was found face down in the Mopan River, about 200 yards from the Bullet Tree residence.
Police say there was no sign of violence on the body, which was dressed only in a black jacket.
The body now awaits a postmortem examination.