Horror has struck the St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands with the Serieux family which has ties to Saint Lucia, particularly in the south of the island.
The bodies of brothers, 10-year-old Jordan Serieux and 5-year-old Jeremiah Serieux, were found at the Ha’Penny Beach on Tuesday, August 1 at 11:35 a.m. by a landscaper, according to media reports. A police official described the bodies as “badly decomposed”
Police and community volunteers are searching for the boys’ mother, 24-year-old Lyana Serieux, who was last seen driving a 2011 Silver Toyota Yaris with her sons on Friday.
The Yaris was foundly badly burned on Monday evening, police said.
Lyana’s mother first reported her missing on Sunday after family members’ attempts to contact her proved futile.
Virgin Islands Police Department Chief Investigator Lieutenant Naomi Joseph said Lyana had filed a restraining order against an ex-boyfriend, but she later removed it, the Virgin Islands Consortium newspaper reported.
Asked about the boys’ father, Lt. Joseph said the children were registered as having none, the Consortium also reported.