Body in Guatemala could be Edmonton man

A body found in Guatemala could be that of an Edmonton man who went missing from his home in the...

A body found in Guatemala could be that of an Edmonton man who went missing from his home in the neighbouring country of Belize on Christmas Day. (Courtesy Facebook)

Allison Salz, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:01 PM ET

EDMONTON -- A body found in Guatemala could be that of an Edmonton man who went missing from his home in the neighbouring country of Belize on Christmas Day.

Kory Townsend headed to the South American country to find his father Brian Townsend, 64, on Dec. 28.

Brian, a missionary who had moved to Belize, had been staying in an apartment in Valley of Peace, just outside of Belmopan.

His colleague found the home in disarray with "signs of an aggressive struggle that carried out the door and across the lawn to where his truck was parked."

A post on a Facebook page dedicated to Kory Townsend's mission to find his father confirmed that a body matching Brian Townsend's description had been found.

"We are awaiting final confirmation of the identity of the body. We ask for you to pray for the family and to pray that these countries will work together in harmony so we can confirm who this person was."


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