UPDATE: “Persons of interest” being interviewed in teenager’s homicide case

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UPDATE: “Persons of interest” being interviewed in teenager’s homicide case
Funeral home workers removing the body of Chereece Benoit from the crime scene in Monchy.
Funeral home workers removing the body of Chereece Benoit from the crime scene in Monchy.

Police are interviewing “persons of interest” in relation to last week’s murder of 19-year-old Chereece Benoit of Monchy, according to reliable sources.

Reports are that three persons are assisting police with investigations.

Interviewing persons of interest in criminal cases is a normal process in police investigations, sources say.

Police will interview almost anyone who last had contact with her, who last saw her, who last argued with her, anyone who stalked her or was seen in the vicinity of the crime spot, among other factors. It’s a usual process to eliminate suspects as well as find the perpetrator, a source said.

Sometimes persons of interest become suspects based on the information gathered, but no one has been formally arrested and charged to date.

However, the police is encouraging anyone with any bit of information to call the Gros Islet Police Station at 456-4061/62 or the nearest police station.

A police press release stated that the incident occurred between 11:30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Benoit’s residence in La Feuille, Monchy.

Benoit was home alone, police said.

“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,” the release stated.

No one has been arrested in relation to this homicide.

This has been the 24th homicide for 2013.

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  1. i am a man an if that was to happen to me god knows i will get crazzy cause its time people respect people love one another stop the violence in this small country i am sick of this nowhere is safe stop the crime please in this country thanks much st.lucians

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      • Come on now, don't be a dummy...u know what he means...It was the mother who came home and found her daughter. So obviously SP means that if it were his daughter/son that he came home to find past away, he would go CRAZY...Duhhh, use common sense and stop trying to be so damn funny, because you're NOT!!!

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  2. I see that however sad we may be we are hell bent on revenge. Although it is a tragic situation one anger always lead to the other. Whereas we should be consoling those who have had a lost we should not be calling for others to be killed for we know not of unforseen circumstances. What would the lord have done? Did the lord pour out his fury when we crucified his son, albeit for our own salvation. But we must always remember "Evil always follows Evil." Evil will hunt evil until it catches up with it and such is its nature. So be good to each other. Bless.

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  3. I really feel sadened for the family of this young lady. I must say the same must be said for every life that is lost innocently including the so called madman who was shot by police. No one is more important than the other in death as even our lord was united with a common thief in death. The fact is that we never say or do anything until it reaches home. I am saying this to all you out there including the bystander, the politician, the police, doctors, party hacks. "All that is necessary for evil to prosper is that for good men to do nothing."

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  4. The one before that one was killed by her boyfriend.
    Im certain her mother will say she was a virgin who never had boyfriend.

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  5. every time i read dis i become more scared i mean ppl are not even safe in their own homes....wat is sweet st Lucia comin to..my eyes tear up everytime i c her face on da news i'm a young girl an i'm scared...you can't trust anyone her murderer/s is amongst us an we are nt even aware...sad story RIPP beautiful young lady

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  6. I HAVE BEEN PRAYING DAY AND NIGHT THAT THE INDIVIDUALS/INDIVIDUAL WHO COMMITTED THIS HEINOUS CRIME BE CAUGHT. I KNOW THEY WILL BE CAUGHT. THIS YOUNG LADY DID NOT DESERVE TO DIE THAT WAY. THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO TAKE A LIFE...THEY DID NOT GIVE HER LIFE...GOD WILL NOT ALLOW THEM TO HURT ANYONE ELSE...I HOPE THEY ARE ON THEIR KNEES PLEADING FOR FORGIVENESS...THE LORD WILL SEE HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS THROUGH THIS CHALLENGING TIME.GOD NEVER FAILS....RIP CHEREESE

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  7. thats very sad trust me n im upset because dem killers need to stop it wat did the girl do to him dem or watever to get such treatment n trust me im starting to hate lucia im thinking im not safe im ayoung girl like her n trust me only god knows stop the killing my fellow ppl !!!!!hmmmmmmmm wat dem dogs doing among ppl dey should be dead

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  8. thats sad smhh wat can ii say im getting afraid now stop the violence plzz dats not nice trust me !!!!!some people dont have heart dogs like that should be dead already wat are they doin among ppl chewpzzzz im very upset

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  9. It is time that murderers are executed for their crimes. God is always right. He ordered capital punishment for murder, kidnapping etc. Will the nation heed?

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  10. the police are doing they best give them cradit 4 that.they are solving a few muders. but does killers must be cought because they might just kill again....RIP YOUNG GIRL...YOUR GOST WILL FIND THE KILLER AND MAKE THEY LIVES A HELL.

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  11. I'M SO SAD AND UNHAPPY TO HEAR OF THAT CRIME. WHOEVER DID COMMITED THIS CRIME WILL PAY FOR IT. THE PERSON OR PERSONS WHO KNOWS ABOUT THIS CRIME WILL SOON BE CAUGHT. YOU ARE NOT FAR FROM BEING CAUGHT. NOTHING GOES UNPAID. YOU WILL SOONA DN VERY SOON BE CAUGHT. IT HURTS ZI CRIED WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS AND SAW THE VEDIO ON FACEBOOK. THIS IS HEART BREAKING. THERE'S SO MUCH TO SAY AND YET ENOUGH IS NOT BEING DONE QUICKLY.THE POLICE ARE WORKING TOO SLOW IN ST LUCIA.
    I'MLOST FOR WORDS, I'VE GOT THREE DAUGHTERS AND I PRAY EVERYDAY TO GOD TO PROTECT THER FOR ME. TEARS, I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT I'D DO IF IT WAS ONE OF MY DAUGHTERS, PLEASE LORD HELP HER PARENTS GIVE THEM THE STRENGTH THEY NEED RIGHT NOW IN JESUS' NAME I ASK THIS FAVOUR AMEN.

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  12. So sad. I cried bcuz I have an onlY child and is a girl. I want the propetraitor to be caught and delt with accordingly.

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  13. what on earth is going on I cannot understand this is a wake up call and people need to take heed

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  14. i pray that they get the person dat do dat if i was the girl i will give the person one lash with a cutlass

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