Police have still not made any breakthrough in the violent deaths of three women this year: Cheryl Clarke, Yana Auguste and Samdai Fraser.
A senior police official told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that in the Auguste case “we’re hoping that sometime soon we will have something”.
The officer said Auguste’s case is still being treated as a homicide. Initially, police were summoned to the scene of a vehicular accident.
Regarding Fraser’s death, SNO was told that there have been no good leads so far.
Clarke’s case has not yielded any results either, and also remains cold.
However, in all three cases, the official said investigations are continuing.
The 51-year-old Clarke was shot multiple times at the intersection of Broglie and Brazil Street, Castries, shortly after midnight on June 26, 2015. Clarke of Bexon Castries.
At the scene police officers discovered an abandoned vehicle with what appeared to be a bullet hole in the driver’s door and bullet holes in the driver’s seat.
A post mortem examination revealed that Clarke died as a result of hemorrhagic shock due to multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen.
The semi-nude body of Auguste, a 32-year-old resident of Reduit, Gros-Islet, was found at the bottom of Anse Chastanet Hill in Soufriere on July 13, 2015, near a partially submerged Suzuki Swift motor car.
Auguste’s body, clad only in underwear, was found on the rocks, near the wreckage, with head injuries. A post mortem examination revealed that she died as a result of physical trauma and asphyxia.
Two men who were being questioned in connection with her death have been released.
Meanwhile, Fraser, the mother of a police officer, was found by her husband at her house in Cedar Heights, Vieux-Fort on July 20, 2015.
The 59-year-old was found lying face-down in a pool of blood, with a rope around her neck and plastic bag around her mouth and neck.
Her face had apparently been slammed to the floor of her home, police officials have said.
It is believed that Fraser may have walked in on a burglary in progress and knew her killers very well.
Reports are that several items were missing from her home: two cell phones, one 32-inch TCL television, one iPad and one Play Station 3 game consoles.
Police believe that more than one person is responsible for the brutal murder.
A post mortem examination concluded that she died of asphyxia.