Two 18-year-old men and a boy, 16, are arrested for ‘murdering’ a Missouri woman in a suspected botched robbery in the Belize
Sherris Stringham, 67, a Missouri native, who’d retired to the Caribbean Island last year, was found dead early Saturday
The retired school bus driver near a river in Pomona, Belize, about 50 miles from her island home in the village of Hopkins
She was reported missing Aug 23 and police found her home ransacked
Her missing SUV was found abandoned three days later, hundreds of miles away from her home – the suspects led authorities to the spot where they left her body under a bridge on September 1
Authorities arrested and charged Anthony Nunez and Wilhem Clayton Nunez, both 18, in Stringham’s death
A 16-year-old male, has also been arrested and charged with the Nunez boys
The suspects allegedly went to the victim’s home for robbery but finding Stringham at home, took what they wanted and then killed her because she could identify them
They then took her car for a joy ride
Police in Belize said Sherris Stringham [photo], was reported missing August 27, and her body was found along with her abandoned vehicle three days later, 50 miles away from her Hopkins home
Three people have been arrested and charged with murder in the death of a Missouri woman who retired to the coast of Belize.
The body of Sherris Stringham, a retiree from Missouri, was found early saturday September 1, near a river in Pomona, Belize, police spokeswoman Hortence Hernandez said in a statement Monday.
Police said that Stringham was reported missing from her home Aug 26. Her vehicle had been found abandoned on August 23, hundreds of miles away in the Orange Walk district in the northern part of Belize.
On Sunday, Aug. 26, when Stringham failed to show up to a softball game, her friends went to her rental to check on her and noticed something wasn’t right.
“They found the house ransacked, a wine glass half-full with her lipstick on it and what appeared to be a white substance and her car was missing,” police said.
Subsequently the killers led cops to the spot where they had dumped her remains body late early Saturday under a bridge near a river in Pomona, Belize, about 50 miles from her home in the village of Hopkins.
Robbery and murder suspects: Cops in Belize arrested and charged Anthony Nunez [left] and Wilhem Nunez, both 18, in Stringham’s death. A 16-year-old male, has also been arrested and charged
Sherris Stringham, [photo], a Missouri native who retired to the Caribbean in 2017 was found dead late Friday near a river in Pomona, Belize
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.
After locating her car, authorities said that three suspects took police to a road and a bridge that Stringham’s body was said to have been found beneath
Stringham’s children said that she had moved to Hopkins, Belize, in 2017, following her retirement after two decades of driving a school bus and working at a grocery store.
Breaking Belize News reported that a post-mortem exam revealed Stringham’s cause of death to be ‘tramatic asphixia,’ with multiple ribs and sterna punctures to the chest.
Authorities named two of the suspects as Anthony Nunez and Wilhem Clayton Nunez, both 18 years old. The 16-year-old suspect has not been named.