BRUTAL ENDING: Female Producer ‘Raped and Murdered’ Vacationing in Belize

Screen Shot 2016-01-16 at 9.04.25 AMCan’t imagine the sorrow her family is going. Ladies, learn how to fight!

A producer for ABC7 Chicago was killed in Belize, police in the nation and the State Department confirmed.

Anne Swaney, 39, served as the executive producer of online operations for abc7chicago.com.

She was found dead after a daylong search with bruises on her neck and lacerations on either side of her head, Benque Viejo Police Superintendent Daniel Arzu told NBC Chicago. Police believe she may have been sexually assaulted.

Swaney arrived Saturday alone for a seven-day vacation at Nabatunich Resort, Arzu said.

Swaney went out to do yoga Thursday morning around 8 a.m. along the Mopan River near the resort, Arzu said. Hours later, a tour guide found her belongings along the river but no sign of her.

Dogs were brought in to help search for Swaney Thursday night, Arzu said. Her scent was picked up near the river, though she was not located until the following day when she was found floating face-down in the river wearing only a bra Friday morning, he said.

Read more: NBC

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