Thursday, January 22, 2009

Two Deaths Over Weekend

Dalia Flores during one of her Christmas raffles for Dalia's Store

Two deaths were confirmed during the weekend in separate incidents which involved the natural death of business owner and the drowning of another resident.

San Pedro Will Miss Dalia Flores

She was not born in San Pedro, but certainly passed away a Sanpedrana. Dona Dalia Flores came to San Pedro only a short time ago and started earning her living with a small and humble store in the San Juan area. Along with her hard working family, dedication, commitment, honesty, and friendliness, Dona Dalia uplifted her store making it one of the finest on the Island and certainly the best in her area.

But Dalia Flores was not only a businesswoman. She was a philanthropist, a generous donor to charitable organizations, civic functions, and disaster victims. Dalia recognized that San Pedro had given her so much and was willing to return her noble share to San Pedro. A joyful and patriotic person she wholeheartedly participated in the events organized to entertain and promote the Island. She was true daughter of the soil.

Her passing away at an early age sincerely leaves her family and the community of San Pedro with saddened hearts and as we take time to reflect on this grand person, Ambergris Today also extend heartfelt sympathy to her family and beloved ones. Her body will be laid to rest today at 2p.m. in San Pedro; may she rest in glorious peace.

Decomposed Body Found South of Town

The lifeless body of a Hispanic male person was seen floating face down in waters along the mangroves in the area known as “Siete Canales” on the southernmost tip of Ambergris Caye. Police called to the area report that about 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 18, the body was retrieved from the water and an inspection revealed that there were no signs of visible injuries on the body.

Male person was still dressed in brown pants with belt, a grey T-Shirt and no footwear. The body was in the initial stage of decomposition and was transported to the K.H.M.H where it awaits a Post Mortem Examination. The body was later identified as that of Vanancio Augustin Tillet, 59 year-old, caretaker of Club Caribbean South of San Pedro Town. No foul play is suspected and the matter under investigation.

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