September 6, 2018
Ah, boomers and their Central American retirement homes.
Isn’t that a thing.
Three people have been arrested and charged with murder in the death of a Missouri woman who retired to the coast of Belize.
Sherris Stringham, 68, a native of Blue Springs, Missouri, was found dead late Friday near a river in Pomona, Belize, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from where she lived in the Caribbean village of Hopkins, police spokeswoman Hortence Hernandez said in a statement Monday.
Police said that Stringham was reported missing August 27, and her vehicle was found abandoned on August 30, hundreds of miles away in the Orange Walk district in the northern part of Belize.
Authorities said that it appeared that her car had been taken for a joyride and that the people who stole her car attempted to set it on fire, 5News reported.
After locating the SUV, authorities said that the three suspects — two 18-year-old men and a 16-year-old minor, all from Hopkins — took police to Stann Creek Valley Road on Friday night, where Stringham’s body was said to have been found beneath a bridge, according to Channel 5 Belize.
Authorities arrested and charged the teenagers in connection with Stringham’s death. The suspects were arraigned on Monday and remanded to prison.