Dr. Gary Swank Biography
Dr. Gary Swank was an interventional cardiologist at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, the body of 53-year-old Gary Swank, a cardiologist at Virginia Tech’s Carilion Clinic, was found in a lagoon in San Pedro, officials said Tuesday.
Search continues for killer of Roanoke cardiologist and Prince George’s county native Dr. Gary Swank (Greenbelt/UMD alum) murdered on vacation in Belize https://t.co/ohbJmXWh9s… pic.twitter.com/KNRVdFCIFP
— Steve Chenevey FOX5 (@stevechenevey) June 26, 2019
Dr. Gary Swank Age
He was 53 years old.
Dr. Gary Swank Family
He was on Vacation with his wife and three younger children. Swank’s younger sister Melanie Wilhelm told NBC News that her ‘protector’ was loved by everyone who met him.
Dr. Gary Swank Death Cause
— The San Pedro Sun (@SanPedroSun) June 26, 2019
Belize Police Commissioner Chester Williams told local Channel 5 news that authorities believe Swank’s tour guide, Mario Graniel, 53, was the intended target hit, because he ‘had a misunderstanding with one of the local notorious gang’ members.
Dr. Gary Swank was found floating face down with several gunshot wounds over the weekend in a lagoon in San Pedro. https://t.co/fneww9VH8O
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 26, 2019
Tributes Dr. Gary Murder Investigation
According to Fox News, several people have been detained for questioning.
Senator Mark Warner said his office is monitoring the case, while Swank’s congressman, Rep. Ben Cline (R-Va), issued a statement saying he was ‘shocked and saddened’ by the cardiologist’s death.
Tributes Dr. Gary Swank
Today we learned the tragic news that Carilion interventional cardiologist Dr. Gary Swank was found murdered in Belize, along with a local tour guide. The entire Carilion family extends our heartfelt thoughts and support to his beloved family. pic.twitter.com/9JR0ZaJpMH
— Carilion Clinic (@CarilionClinic) June 24, 2019
Swank was ‘a well-respected and well-loved colleague’
Gary & Darren Swank were good friends of mine during my Childhood.Dr Gary Swank was found murdered w/his guide in Belize while Fishing. RIP Gary?My Thoughts 4 ur Family? https://t.co/8ZW2CHAi7P
— Brendan Moriarty (@4juniorgolf_net) June 25, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Gary Swank Shot dead in San Pedro
- His tour guide Mario Graniel, 53 were also killed with them
- He was a cardiologist at Virginia Tech’s Carilion Clinic
- He arrived in Belize on Saturday for a vacation with his wife and three children