Police Search for Clues in Case of TV Producer Found Dead in Belize

Anne Swaney, an executive producer at ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago, was strangled in Belize, an autopsy revealed.
1:54 | 01/18/16

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Switching gears to a murder mystery in paradise. A top producer from our ABC station in Chicago found dead while on vacation in Belize. This morning police hunting for her killer. Linzie Janis is here with the details. Good morning. Police in Belize are searching for clues. They say finding her killer is their top priority. This morning friends and family searching for answers trying to understand why American journaljourn journalist Anne Sweeney was murdered on vacation. She felt safe there and we felt safe. The executive producer and 16 year veteran of our ABC station in Chicago WLS was traveling alone at this farm resort in Belize. I spent a couple of days last year. Very vivid outdoor person. Loves to ride. And that's what she came to do. Practicing yoga by herself on Thursday morning choosing to stay behind while others went hoarse back riding. Her purple yoga mat and belongings left behind. Did a quick search. Her body found Friday. An autopsy revealing she was strangled. There were bruises around her neck. And on either side of head there was laceration. The same day investigators taking a fisherman into custody saying he was in the area at the time of her disappearance. He hasn't been charged with any crime but police calling him a person of interest in the case. Her cell phone is still missing and police trying to track it. Friends and colleagues say she was a great person. Very sad. Thank you. Thanks. Moving to the backlash over lack

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