Former Mayor Dies in Suspected Suicide


BELMOPAN, Belize – Police are investigating the death of David Fonseca, a former Belize City Mayor, who served in the post for a record 16 consecutive years.

Police say the body of the Fonseca was found in his bathroom on Friday with a gunshot wound.

Forensic pathologist Dr. Mario Estradabran was summoned to the house and media said it was unclear what caused the former mayor to turn a gun on himself since by all accounts, the soft spoken businessman never mentioned experiencing personal hardships.

Fonseca is survived by extended family members including older brother and former minister Ralph Fonseca and first cousin and current PUP leader Francis Fonseca.