Three detained in killing of a Roanoke doctor in Belize


ROANOKE Va. (WFXR) Three people have been detained for questioning in the murder of Dr. Gary Swank and his tour guide.

Belize media is reporting the three suspects are different from the initial three people, who were brought in for questioning. At least one suspect from the first trio was released for lack of evidence.

Dr. Swank and his tour guide were found shot to death three weeks ago while fly fishing in Belize.

The shooters pulled up in a boat next to Swank’s and started shooting. They both died on the scene. Police in Belize say Swank was not the target, but collateral damage.  

The investigation is ongoing.

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