Tourist strangled in Belize B
belize city, belize» An autopsy on the body of a U.S. tourist found dead in western Belize has determined that she was strangled to death.
Anne Swaney, 39, died from “asphyxia due to compression of the neck area, throttling and blunt force traumatic injuries to the head and neck,” according to the post-mortem report.
Swaney worked for ABCChannel 7 in Chicago. Her body was discovered Friday morning floating facedown in the Mopan River, which flows into Belize from Guatemala.
Police in the border town of Benque Viejo del Carmen were questioning an unidentified Guatemalan national, who was fishing in the area but denied involvement in her death.
Swaney was vacationing when she was reported missing Thursday.