Police say they are sparing no effort in trying to solve the Chereece Benoit murder

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Police say they are sparing no effort in trying to solve the Chereece Benoit murder
Chereece Benoit
Chereece Benoit

Some three weeks of investigations by police have turned up leads but those have not drawn officers any closer to determine who is responsible for the murder of Chereece Benoit, nor why.

According to police, the case with all that is known and/or not known can not simply be ruled at this time, a burglary gone bad.

For the chief of crime, it is important for her team to find motive if any progress is to be made. Assistant Commissioner of Police Frances Henry on Tuesday chaired a special meeting on the case.

Investigators from the Crime Unit, the Forensic Lab, medical examiners, all met to go through the pieces of evidence already gathered and determine the way forward.

ACP Henry says the police has spared no effort in pursuing the case, adding that very soon her department will make a pronouncement on where the investigations are at.

ACP Henry continues to appeal to the public, particularly residents of Monchy, where the victim lived, to pass on any information they may have to the police.

The 19-year-old’s body was discovered by her mother at 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at their residence in La Feuille, Monchy.

“The mother of the victim returned to her residence at about 8:45 p.m. to find it disturbed. She proceeded to her daughter’s room to find her lying face down on her bed with her limbs bounded. Consequently, the police was called and an investigation commenced,” police said in a press release.

Police said the incident occurred between 11:30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

A post mortem revealed that she was strangled with a cord-like object.

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  1. I don't think it's right to speculate abt this crime.. but I hv to agree there are to much discrepancies with this story.. I totally agree with the comment abt contact with your child.. u r calling her from morning she doesn't answer. And hour pass she has not phone u back!. U live half and hour drive from and u don't go home to check ur child on your lunch break.. I also believe this was jealousy or a vendetta.. no robbery gone bad and thats clear. I pray for justice for the child.. I do also remember a lady saying tht the devil steals away our most cherished possession.. I am very suspicious of the circumstances surrounding this case.. something's fishy..

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  2. Who is driving these investigations. The Ministry or the police? If it is the ministry then tough but if the police then they should have demanded long ago that (they)criminal investigators have all of the best available resources at their disposal. Was even a fingerprint developed at that scene? Crimes are not solved by magic but by having consistent and well tested professional protocols.

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  3. Wherever there is kaos then everthing else is left for speculation and uncertainty. Where there lacks established proceedures and accountability it paves the way for an adhoc and violent society. If we had called for the first murders to be handled properly in the first place then we wouldn't be here, would we? Thats why we must treat every case with the same attention it deserves. As our society is not made up of dogs. Such a beautiful young lady. sad, sad. There will be many others just like her if we do start treating every life as important. I guess we all are waiting including those in authority for the problem to reach home.

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  4. forensics, forensics, forensics..

    Until the police start using these techniques properly and ensure that procedures are followed immediately, there will be more of these cases. Maybe it's time that everyone have their DNA collected and kept on file.

    Too many violent crimes for a population so small. The island is sick.

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  5. I know only God knows what really happened here, and the murderer(s) of course, but I won't have my child alone in that big house all day and not be at peace if I'm not sure of her well-being. Too much time elapsed between the time of death and the discovery of the girl's body. Anybody with a brain will check that something not quite kosher there. Either that, or our parenting skills leave a lot to be desired.

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    • I agree 'civil servant'. I have a teenage son and I check on him every half hour. If I don't hear him go and check or I send someone to check. Far less if it was my girl child.

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      • I am in full agreement here. I made that same comment on another thread. I found it highly odd for a mother to have her ONLY daughter alone in that big house all day and not have any contact with her for HOURS, and that is normal. If they say it happened between 11.30 and 1.00 and she got home at 8.45 in the night, she did not find it strange that her daughter never contacted her? Where exactly was the mother all this time?

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  6. I hope this doesn't become a cold case. What are our police doing? seek outside intervention, don't let this case die. Prove the public wrong. We have made a vow to serve and protect, do it with excellence.

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  7. I will not say the mother was involved, but I think she has some information, clues, and idea. Its the difficult case. I think they should question the parents. I kno everyone reacts different, but.... I kno she dyeing on the inside because she has a clue. There is a story somewhere in the woods.

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  8. ARE YOUU SERIOUS ?????? FOH w/yourr BULLSHIT ! How dare you say such crap about the poor woman. & You call yourself cher's friend ?.. Go to hell !

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  9. This is really starting to piss me off,those crimes take to long to be solved. So many questions,where was the stepfather when all of that happened,no neighbour nothing somthing fishy is going on. SMDH

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  10. Ok? and you know this because you were there? If you have so much "info" why don't you relay it to the police!

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  11. oh yes cher's friend it seems you know a lot. Why don't you go to the police with the information you have. Are you trying to tell us that the mother was involved in her only child's demise. Come on people. Act of revenge for what may I asked. I find it strange for a teenage girl to be all alone in such a inclusive place. I have a son and I won't leave him there all alone much less a daughter.

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  12. @Cher"s friend_ i feel you....i believe there is more to that story.The way she was killed tells alot....i beleive the killer was sending a message to someone.

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  13. some of us are too quick to spread baseless accusations and propaganda no mother would intentionally set her only child out to the wolves….some of us always believe we have the answer to a suspected murder or crime in general. If we have no concrete proof to supply to the authorities, I think it best that we stay of the media and social sites with our so call scenarios and what we think happened.

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  14. some of us are too quick to spread baseless accusations and propaganda no mother would intentionally set her only child out to the wolves....some of us always believe we have the answer to a suspected murder or crime in general. If we have no concrete proof to supply to the authorities, I think it best that we stay of the media and social sites with our so call scenarios and what we think happened.

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  15. So basically the police have no information or any suspects, or any fingerprints, no motives leading up to this crime. This is not surprising, beings that my brother died in 2000s and the police still do not have a clue as to who did it, what time he died, nothing ! Useless ! They all need to go back to school, and need assistance from the toxicologists, coroner, etc etc.. Why are they relying so heavily on the neighbors to do their job? This is just providing a way for serial killers to just commit crimes and murder people even more effortlessly.

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