Residents of our beautiful island of San Pedro are in shock and disbelief as another son of the soil has been taken away from us. The peaceful sleep of many in the down town area of San Pedro Town was interrupted as 12 shots rang out in the wee hours of Thursday, March 6, 2014, claiming the life of a dear Sanpedrano.
According to San Pedro Police, they responded to a call at about 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014, where they visited Barrier Reef Drive and found 30-year-old, Jeffery Eiley, Belizean Tour Guide of Marina Drive, San Pedro Town, suffering from several gunshot wounds to the upper part of his body.
Initial investigation revealed that Jeffery Eiley and male person he knows were involved in an altercation on the beach front where they were dispersed by the police. Jeffery Eiley left the area and upon reaching the corner of Angel Coral Street and Tarpon Street he was met by unknown person (s) who fired several shots that fatally injured him.
Jeffery Eiley was transported to San Pedro Town Polly Clinic where he was pronounced dead at 3:30a.m., the body was later transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital morgue where it awaits a post mortem examination.
Police investigations continue and are on the lookout for a suspect. Jeffery was a loving son, father and great friend. He not only leaves behind a grieving family but an entire community who loved him dearly and will always remember him for his great smile and loving ways.
Rest in Peace Jeffery! Ambergris Today extends its most sincere and deepest condolences to the Arceo and Eiley Family.