Ella Prosper aka Ecstasy, a popular St. Lucian prostitute and the girlfriend of recent homicide victim Jamie Innocent, claims she is currently off island under police witness protection programme after receiving death threats from the alleged killers of her boyfriend.
Prosper did not disclose her location.
St. Lucia News Online contacted Prosper by telephone today, April 17 after receiving numerous reports that died.
She told SNO in an exclusive interview that many people thought, after not seeing her for days, that it was her body that was discovered on a Marisule beach in Gros Islet on Tuesday, April 15. The body in question is that of a young male but police have still not identified the remains.
“Somebody just called me and say they hear I am dead,” she said, adding that she has received numerous calls and texts inquiring about her safety and alleged death.
Prosper said she only received a letter from the police, indicating to the authorities in the new country, to grant her entry and stay as a witness under protection pertaining to a homicide case. She said police will contact her if any court-related matter comes up.
However, she alleged that besides the letter, she received little help from the police authorities who believe she is hiding something. Prosper claimed she was the one who bought her plane ticket after selling her laptop – valued at $4,000 – for $1,200.
Prosper is also amused that everyone is only now concerned about her status after she was unable to get help from anyone for a place to sleep after her boyfriend was killed. She said she has been sleeping at different guest houses since her room was ransacked two days after her boyfriend’s death.
Innocent’s body was discovered with his head covered in a sack and his feet bound in bushes on a hill in Pigeon Point, Gros Islet on April 9, 2014. Post mortem results revealed he died as a result of hemorrhagic shock secondary to blunt force trauma.
Prosper said she is pregnant for Innocent but she plans to do an abortion soon.
She vowed not to return to St. Lucia unless her boyfriend’s killer/s has been caught.
“I am St. Lucia’s tourism worker but I fear for my life…. Why should I come back and they see my body in a morgue?” she said. “I would love to come back because I have so much memories of Jamie. “
She said Innocent “was my world”.
“I have his name tattooed on my belly,” she noted.
According to Prosper, “everyone” including the police know the persons responsible for murdering her boyfriend. She said she last saw Innocent alive on Monday, April 7 while spending time with him at the Rodney Bay Marina. His battered and swollen decomposing body was discovered on Wednesday, April 9 in Pigeon Point.
Prosper said she is hurting more because she hasn’t seen his body and she may not be able to attend his funeral.
She is also hurt that some people believe she set up her boyfriend and the police also believe she is hiding something.
“Jame was my world. I loved Jamie. Why would I set up my boyfriend? I have his name tattooed on my belly. Jamie completed me, my boy,” she said emotionally.
She said she met Jamie last year, and after going out on several dates, they made the relationship official on August 4, 2013.