The American daughter-in-law of a British billionaire was being held in custody in Belize on Friday in connection with the death of a high-ranking local police official, according to reports.
Jasmine Hartin, who is married to the son of businessman Lord Michael Ashcroft, was socializing with Superintendent Henry Jemmott before he was found dead of a bullet to the head Thursday, The Daily Beast reported.
The two were out on a pier in San Pedro at 12:30 a.m. on Friday — past the area’s COVID-19 curfew — when a single gunshot rang out, Police Commissioner Chester Williams said at a news conference, according to Belize’s Channel 5 news.
“Upon investigating, police found the female on a pier and she had what appeared to be blood on her arms and on her clothing,” Williams told reporters.
Jemmott’s body was found floating in the waters near the pier. The weapon used was Jemmott’s service gun, which was recovered at the scene,