Fisherman held in death of Chicago journalist vacationing in Belize
A fisherman is in custody as police in Belize investigate the strangling of a Chicago journalist.
WLS-TV executive producer Anne Swaney's
body was found in the Mopan River Friday, officials say. Investigators told WLS-TV the location is a mile from Guatemala's border, making it harder to pinpoint the scene of her death.
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Swaney was reportedly traveling by herself in Belize. Her belongings were found on a dock where she said she was going to do yoga.
See photos of Swaney and reaction on social media:
Chicago journalist Anne Swaney strangled while vacationing in Belize
Our ABC7 colleague Anne Swaney was murdered while traveling in Belize: https://t.co/gUFDk5jcHw https://t.co/wNtyUj5jBP
"Fearless" U.S. TV exec found dead during Belize vacation, may have been sexually assaulted https://t.co/veBLUyb8ZL https://t.co/zW2InFx8Mj
I made it back from Belize, Anne Swaney did not. Please keep my fellow journalist's family in your prayers/thoughts. #heavyheart
Remembering Anne Swaney for her writing, not her death: One of Anne's favorite stories that she wrote: https://t.co/7mUK3rpjg8 @ABC7Chicago
Police chief discusses murder of ABC-7 executive producer Anne Swaney in Belize https://t.co/n8tsv4h2Rf https://t.co/EA8rIFAat4
Remembering my former @abc7chicago colleague Anne Swaney, a lovely, beautiful woman found murdered in Belize https://t.co/YMmdRLGDh9
REMEMBERING OUR FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE: Anne Swaney was murdered while traveling in Belize: https://t.co/gUFDk5jcHw https://t.co/lqNQk8KgjP
Love to our friends @ABC7Chicago on the tragic passing of tenacious & talented Anne Swaney. https://t.co/CIAvo9UlMw https://t.co/ywRqUaaJsU
Investigators say the 39-year-old died of "strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head and neck." She'd worked at WLS-TV since 1999.
So far, no motive has been found for her attack. It was her second trip to the farm where she disappeared.
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