Belmopan police immediately launched an intensive investigation which lead them to three suspects. Then, in a twist of events, two of the known suspects were killed a few weeks after the death of Townsend.
The third suspect, a 19 year old resident of Benque Viejo, who is believed to be responsible for the two murders, was apprehended and sent to jail based on a committal warrant. Today, Belmopan Police received more information in the form of a statement from the third suspect.
“Well, as you rightly mentioned there were three suspects. two of them died before the investigation was completed. Just yesterday, we got new information on the third suspect, in the form of statements which will be sent to the DPP’s office for advice. Following that advice, we will move on from there. We suspect that we have a motive, but it is still unclear and I don’t want to give the full details of it until we get some advice on it”.
According to Supt. Gillett, they are still in the process of finalizing the paper work which is to be sent to the DPP. Supt. Gillett said they should be receiving further directives from DPP by the end of this week.