Transcript for Producer at ABC Chicago Station Killed in Belize
But first here, a tragedy within our own ABC news family this morning. A talented producer from our Chicago station was murdered while on vacation in blooez, right now, the urgent hunt to find her killer. Reporter: This happened in a place Anne Swaney visited before a trip of relaxation and yoga coming to a heartbreaking still unexplained end. In this tropical oasis a horrifying murder mystery. This morning, police in Belize, police trying to figure out who killed Anne Swaney. Found dead in this river Friday near the farm in Belize where she was vacationing. A very vivid outdoors person. Loves to ride. Reporter: Police say on Thursday, she volunteered to stay behind from a horseback riding experience because there weren't that enough horses for everyone. They found her yoga mat and other belongings but found no sign of her. At about 3:00 we realized she wasn't around. Reporter: After hours of searching police finally found her body the next day. During our search we discovered the body of Anne appare apparently dead floating in the mopan river. Reporter: The autopsy report showing the cause of death was strangulation. Friends and family stunned by the tragic loss. Chicago has lost an amazing person. She was the first person to check in and see how you were doing and encouraged you to continue to do better. Reporter: This morning, police are questioning a man they call a person of interest who claims he was just fishing nearby. We have one person in custody. Reporter: And police tell us they're still searching for a second man wanted for questioning, they're putting all of their resources into figuring out who killed this beloved woman, co-workers said was always smiling. She sounds like an extraordinary person. We want to send our condolences to members of her family and members of our affiliate. Let's take a look at our weather forecast.
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