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DNA testing done to ID body found burnt at Rockville Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 May 2017 00:00

Police have taken samples from the charred remains of a person who was found inside a Kia Sportage SUV which was found burning on the George Price Highway at mile 21 in the early morning hours of Tuesday May 2. Those samples have been sent to a laboratory for cross referencing with samples which were taken from the mother of Pamela Lino, a teacher whose vehicle was found burnt.

Since the incident last week, police have been unable to identify the body but there is strong suspicion that it is that of Lino who has been missing since then and whose vehicle it was that was found burning. The results of these tests are expected somewhere between three and six months.

Hattieville Police reported that they spotted the vehicle, a Kia Sportage SUV, at around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2 at their checkpoint. They say that the driver of the vehicle was approaching the checkpoint, when he/she realized that police intended to search it. That driver immediately turned the vehicle around and sped off back to the direction of Belmopan, and realizing something suspicious, officer set chase after the vehicle in their police mobile.

The person managed to evade the police, who kept searching the highway and they spotted the vehicle on fire on the shoulder of the George Price highway at mile 21. By the time they got close, it was almost fully engulfed in flames, and the fire service had to be called in to get the blaze under control. When the officers searched it, they found the charred remains of a person, but the damage was so extensive, that the authorities could not tell if it was a male or female.