Family members suspected in killing of Clinton Davis Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

Clinton Arthur Davis, a 53 year-old real estate agent from Belize City, was found dead in an area just on the outskirts of the city. It is suspected that the father of 4 was killed at a different location, and then dumped near a piece of property that he reportedly took care of for over 30 years.

Police say that at around midday on Friday, November 24, they visited a piece land near mile 5 and a half on the George Price Highway. In some nearby bushes, about 150 yards off the highway, they found his partially decomposed body. His killer or killers dumped his body very close to his home. Police say that he had abrasions on the forehead. It was later determined that he suffered injuries to the head and chest. His wife, Alice-May Davis, described it as some sort of blunt injury to the head. She also said that a piece of stick was stuck in his throat.

He was last seen alive on Tuesday, November 21, reportedly at the Michael Finnegan Market, where he was buying groceries. It was expected that he would return home later that morning, but he went missing. On Tuesday night, hours after he was last seen alive, a specialized police unit went to an area near his mile 5 home. They received a report that someone was thrown in the sea. They didn’t find anything that night. It wasn’t until Friday, over 72 hours after he was last seen, that the police found his body near to the location where they had initially visited.

His family strongly suspect that a dispute over his piece of seafront property may have led to his death. It was passed down in his family; in fact, the area is known informally as Davis Beach. His family says that he carefully invested in the land to develop it. Over the course of those years living there, Davis ended up getting caught up in a bitter family dispute over it. That dispute has landed him and his relatives before the Magistrate’s Court in the past. His wife told the press that the Magistrate had to bind this angry family member over the peace, in order for the dispute to cool off.

Davis reportedly received threats over the land as well. Police investigators are also exploring this as a possible motive as well. Two months before Davis was found dead, police received a report about a land dispute connected to him. They are trying to determine if that may be connected.

His wife and daughter insist that he is an honest man, and that he has no enemies. The only person he reportedly did not get along with was the individual in his extended family with which he had the fight over the land.