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.