[private] Steve Jazz, 63, an American retiree living in Corazal, Roatan, was found shot dead in his home on the morning of June 2nd. Around 8am a property worker found the victim’s naked body lying in the living room of the house. Jazz had been shot two times, in the thigh and in the head.
No security system was installed at the house and Jazz’s two German Shepherds, were found loose outside of the property. No clear evidence of robbery was found and no motive for the murder is evident. Friends of Jazz have put up a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the murderer.
Four weeks after the murder, no arrests have been made. “We feel frustrated by the lack of help from the US embassy, even though we asked them repeatedly,” said Russ Summerell, Jazz’s friend who helped with setting up the reward.
Steve Jazz and his wife Mary came to Roatan in 1998. They purchased Rick’s American Café in Sandy Bay and developed it into a thriving business. They sold the business in 2005 and moved to a five acre secluded property in Corazal area.
Jazz’s body was transported to San Pedro Sula for autopsy. [/private]