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RECENT MURDERS: 5 things you should know

(WEFM NEWS) — St. Vincent and the Grenadines recorded four (4) murders, within a four hour period.

The four victims, according to police, now bring the murder toll for this year, to 31.

The four recent victims are; Avis Israel, an elderly woman and Ronald Israel, both of Dasent Cottage / Old Montrose, Nicolas Layne, of Edinboro and Pamella Williams of Kingstown Park.

Here are five things, coming out from a police press conference held on Monday November 14, 2016, that you should know:

1. All the murders happened in succession: A theory the police are evaluating,  suggests that the first murder took place at Campden Park, at around 11:00pm on Sunday night, the second and third ones, at around Midnight on Monday, at Dasent Cottage / Old Montrose and the fourth, at around 1:30am on Monday morning, at Kingstown Park.

2. The same forms of weapons were used in each: According to the Police, Bricks or Balusters were found under, or next to the victims and sharp or blunt objects were said to be used.

3. Similarity: All the killings seemed to be linked, the police said in their press conference on Monday.

4One man is the main suspect in the murders: One man suspected to be linked to the four murders, is Jorani Baptiste,18, of Sandy Bay. Baptiste, is being treated as the main suspect. He is reported to have a history of mental health issues. It is reported that Baptiste is currently a Patient at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, with grievous body injuries. Another man, Keon Scott, who escaped custody at the serious offences Court, last week, is of interest to the Police. Scott is said to be armed and very dangerous. (updated)

5. Police does not want you to be afraid: “There is no need to be unduly worried or unduly cautious”, the police said Monday, at their Press Conference. The police said they believe that “this is an isolated incident” and they are continuing patrols.

By: Demion McTair

Research Officer / Reporter – WEFM

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