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UPDATE: Saadia Byron’s semi-nude body was covered with stones

By SNO Staff

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The body of Saadia Byron was discovered in this shallow grave near her home in Laborie today, Nov. 11, a day after she went mssing.

The search for mother of three Saadia Byron has ended in tragedy.

The lifeless body of the 32-year-old Black Bay, Laborie resident was discovered in a “shallow stone grave” around midday today, Nov. 11, close to her residence, according to relatives and law enforcement sources.

Saadia’s body was semi-nude and covered with stones, sources said.

“The lower body was naked but her bra and top were still on but not covering the breast/s,” an eyewitness said.

“It was a stone grave. They just laid her on the ground and covered the body with stones,” the source added.

Investigators suspect Saadia was raped then murdered.

A post mortem will determine the cause of death.

Byron had been missing since yesterday, Friday, Nov. 10, and after a condom, a stone, human faeces and her underwear were discovered about 25 metres from her residence, relatives, including her mother, Georginia Byron feared the worst.

“At least they should of leave the body for me to see…” Georginia had said in an ealier interview.

Relatives and friends said Saadia was a quiet and friendly person.

A former classmate of the deceased described her death as “messed up and pure wickedness”.

“I know her since we went to infant school together. She was a few years ahead and I usually see her by the road,” the friend said. “When people make up their minds to kill, or whatever they want to do, it’s difficult for anyone to stop this. She was so quiet.”

 

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62 comments

  1. I've got a huge feeling that the person is reading this.. each comment about finding justice and sending condolences to the family and even saying rest in peace are being disliked.. hmmm... strange. This is sad. I tried not crying but the tears just can't stop falling. May she rest in perfect peace. Oh Lord have mercy upon us.

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  2. What the hell is wrong with this country?
    It is said that she was a victim of stalking but whilst she was alive law enforcement could not stop the stalker. Isn't it illegal to stalk someone? Now she has been murdered there is a swift response by law enforcement to visit the crime scene and arrest suspects. smh.

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  3. "A condom, a stone, human faeces and her underwear," a treasure trove of evidence, yet useless to us because we lack the necessary forensic capabilities. I could have asked our past National Security Minister, La Corbs why after 7 years we don't have a functioning lab but we have changed Ministers and now have Hermanguild Francis. Francis has said that he has hooked up the Lab in a partnership deal and its functioning partially (I cannot find one other agency which is not functioning partially).

    Such is the dilemma in St. Lucia where we had two hospitals under construction and after close to seven years we are still being told that we require more money to complete. The problem is not politicians, the problem is us tolerating and giving politicians a carte blanche to reap us off, then protect them from prosecution with our political rhetoric. Such rhetoric as "why pay so much as a million to do an audit of St. Jude?, etc are common tacit protections that we offer politicians.

    Well you know what? I don't mind the country taking a loan of 30 million to investigate and lock up crooked politicians, including those who want to deflect their own investigation by launching one of their own. Since when investigators are required to report secretly to the Government? Something smells fishy in trying to convince the US authorities that you are a self styled "Central Authority" that is empowered to run special undercover intelligence ops on citizens and political rivals. Our law makes no provision for a "Central Authority" neither a CIA."What our Constitution makes provision for is a Commissioner and DPP who is responsible for directing police investigations. Governments don't do investigations they report on matters and if there are probable criminal matters then the Commissioner and DPP gets involved, the government of the day cannot determine the investigation of who it wants, thats a way of targeting people. The role of the executive is not to investigate. If we want to go in a particular direction then change the law. We watch too much American TV without realizing that our legal and political systems are different.

    We will eventually have the best political parties in the world but along with it comes the title of being a failed state.

    Greedy People.

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  4. This was my cousin. May she rest in eternal peace. I hope she gets Justice.

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  5. Another Valerie Lorde...Tricia Denis..Donna Joseph ?...
    This is so sickening...plus all those unsolved murders of both males
    and females...no arrests, no updates from law enforcement
    Laborde, stabbed multiple times at his home in Bisee ; the Banker, shot in the head when entering his home; the woman, strangled in a yard in Gros Islet; the woman, on her way home in Bisee found dead outside her house; the young man, strangled and thrown over the cliff by Bordelais; Germaine, beaten to death at Gros Islet; the young man from Morne DuDon murdered in Gros Islet; the young man in Babonneau whose body was found (headless?) near a field; the young man murdered/ body found in playing field at Corinth ;...the list goes on...the Courts technician murdered in Vieux Fort...the young couple burnt in a car in Vieux Fort ;
    Witnesses killed before they appear in Court ???
    Etc., Etc., Etc.,

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  6. To all those that will still say he has rights.. Picture saadia as a family member and tell me you don't feel any pain in your heart...but a crime is never a crime until it reaches our door step.so sad

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  7. Who ever did this have no mercy and is with the devil satan and will have to pay for this right here on this earth. Must settle their karma and the Father is looking on so be on your guard that this will happen to you or someone in your own family

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  8. Oh my we need to come together and pray we need to forget about the prime minister because we st Lucian's put them there to do the right decisions to safe guard us but how can we trust them some if not all they are not of God so how can our nation be blessed.we are in the last days and we need to come together and pray .prayer can make great difference but we need to come together
    When there is a political party meeting you see the whole of st Lucia but if we call for a gospel time just a few.the ministers will not agree to this one because there are so many things they have to do to get where they are .I feel it for the family God be with them strengthen them in their sad time

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  9. So sad to heard.how can somebody do that., Its someones sister, mother, cousin ,friend etc..god will deal with u..

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  10. My simple question. So where will all the evidence be tested? After all of tax payers money spent to build and equip the forensic lab is it another white elephant? Will the evidence be sent away at additional costs to us? How can the government expect the police to solve crime when they have no proper support services. How will the police make progress even if they were to get a suspect.

    But they already planning for Soleil festival next year. Come on Mr. PM you said you will be different but we getting the same 6 for a 9. The government needs to wake up and prioritize.

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    • When SLP was enjoying the benefits of the jazz festival you would agree they were prioritising

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    • The government should start setting up a fingerprint capturing system for all St. Lucians...if we had this kind technology and files on residents, then it would make a world of difference in rounding up these criminals...not to mention it would have them thinking twice about the evil they inflict on others.
      Simply testing DNA in the condom found near the crime scene is not enough. What are they going to do? Round up every male in St. Lucia to find a match? A finger print matching system should be on St. Lucia's priority list, instead of focusing on how to flood our island with foreigners and their crappy investments. (Sidenote: are these investors adding value to our island?) Sorry to digress.
      My prayers go out to the family of the young lady. Vegeance belongs to God, but in the meantime, whoever did this, may you have horific nightmares until you confess.

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      • So if no investors etc., how are you going to pay for what you are suggesting? Why should our option or the PM's option be to do something "instead" of something, when all things are connected and should be tackled simultaneously? Your objective is just to start a useless political argument. Should we stop eating or managing our businesses to focus on crime?

        You see how stupid politics could make you sound?

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        • Awww..did I hit a nerve? My objective is not to create political back and forths sweetheart. If you'd remove your own political blinders for a minute and focus on the real issue at hand, then you'll gain some insight into what I'm attempting to convey. The government borrows money for all soughts of projects, so why is it a problem to suggest they invest in a system which will assist in bringing criminals to justice. Mind your narrow thoughts...I'm not getting involved in the " blame the government game".
          The government cannot stop crime....people are the ones who have to stop behaving like animals. But when a criminal act occurs, where is the resolve? Who feels it?
          This is where the government stops making useless promisses they can't keep. I don't care who's in power (not political at all)...just don't put yourselves in a liars limelight.
          Case in point...the St. Judes hospital which is being mismanaged.
          Again...I am not advocating "row row" as you're suggesting....im advocating change with positive outcomes. Safety over everything. Refer to Maslows hierarchy of needs...safety comes right after the basic physiological needs.
          Don't twist my idea into a political mêlée.

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  11. These things will cause people to take the law into their own hands. If it's my family ..the person I would do my own investigation and when I found out who you are... just make sure you have coffins ready to bury all of them.. that's what those assholes want people to begin doing... go and pay your money to have sex it's next to nothing. .. people need to start getting rid of you'll families for you'll to feel how serious the nonsense you'll doing must stop..

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    • But isn't that whats going on people taking the law into their own hands? Violence never leads to a solution, it always lads to more violence.

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  12. My point is if a murderer is obsessed with someone that they murdered even in death the obsession will show He wouldn't want anyone seeing her naked body when she's alive so he feels obligated to cover her up after he kills her so no one will see her how he did . Naked and forgotten . Check for past boyfriends or lovers

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    • I think it is the simple belief that hiding the crime and hoping it would not be detected before it decomposed making the victim difficult to recognize. Not all murders are detected soon after the crime. I could say the murderer is a damn opportunist who took advantage of this female in a secluded place. Not just boyfriends or past lovers but males near and far are potential suspects.

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  13. Yes, call me whatever you may but since no one has brought it up then I will. Chastenet, we need to feel safe . . . That was your promise!

    Now, let's hear y'all.

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  14. Just another unsolved mystery. It is happening too often so the perpetrator think they can all get away with murder. Please remember someone is watching our every move he will smoke you out and you will be caught. How can you eat, sleep,and have fun when you know you just raped and murder another innocent human being? Were you staring at her when she took her last breath? Did you enjoy invading her privacy when I'm sure she said hell no so you take her life for her own body. Listen monster I'm sure you reading the comments here let me tell you you are lower than dirt you are subhuman and I tell you ROT in HELL.Saadia rest peacefully in his eternally loving and comforting embrace.Sincere condolences to family and friends.

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  15. Merciless!

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    • A simple solution to this pollution Mr authority bring back the gallows yes sir the death penalty and lets start
      hanging those criminals who have no regards for human life i say this with no apologies show them no mercy they did not show mercy to their victims, it used to be when you are sentenced to prison for lesser
      crimes your sentence was hard labour but now it's five star style treatment
      The authority need to take back control and rid of those viruses they are harboring in jail send a strong
      ( NO tolerance ) to all who think they are above the law and restore st lucians pride.

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  16. Lord have mercy on us human beings. What is the motive behind that killing. He used a condom, it seems like revenge. The whole Caribbean need to put back hanging in their laws.wicked and senseless taking of innocent lives needs to be dealt with seriously. Our calysonian Becket sang a song When ah dead a done,so sad for those wicked ones after death Jehovah will deal with you folks. To Saadia's children, family and friends I send condolences to you all, it is sad but be strong in Jehovah he will see you through. I hope who ever did it will turn himself /themselves in to the police. RIP Miss Byron.

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  17. This has to be either an obessed ex-lover or lover or close friend. For crying out loud u raped her just let her live to raise her kids. That animal should be found. There should be some scratching on someone. Everyone see if anyone (a man) has scratches that are visible. He might be acting suspicions. Test the specimen in the condom see if it matches anyone brought to the police. Although its a possibilty this case will go cold. Very disappointing.

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  18. Best was maria that pass cause would b blaming the storm.but we have some human cancer just eating humans life..

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  19. Rip saadia i hope they get the persin woi did that to you

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  20. Time to bring back hanging in saint Lucia

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  21. It sounds like someone who lives or lived around the place did that. She was murdered so close to her house. That person knows the place very well feels comfortable with the place.

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  22. Any attempt to bury a body after a murder shows a sign the the person who murdered her cared about her at one time and didn't want to leave her body exposed. Check pass boyfriends or lovers.it's very sad he didn't think of her kids

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    • Somebody watching a lot of Criminal Minds and Law and Order lol lol. You may not be far from the truth though.

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    • Are you effing serious? the murderer cared about her? if he did she would be alive. what backward thinking is this? and people even agree with your stupidity?

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      • You are the stupid one, sorry to say. If you knew anything about crime you would understand that statement makes absolute perfect sense. Maybe you should spend your time watching real life crime stories instead of the soaps and dumb reality shows you idiots are addicted to. And don't come and comment on any page anymore. Some of you are too ignorant in St Lucia

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        • EXACTLY!-Some St.Lucians are too ignorant, their mentality can be so obnoxious. Plus the commenter said "'the person who murdered her cared about her AT ONE TIME." It's suffice to say that "at one time" doesn't mean at the time of this heinous crime the murderer actually cared for the victim. People should read/think carefully or more than once before they are quick to say something ignorant. SMDH

          By the way you have a point about the things that people watch on tv, I mean I like reality TV, but I love the ID channel, the amount of things you can discover there.

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        • I know I am far better educated than you, no doubt about that. This is the same as the kind of reasoning that goes like; he beats me because he loves me. He murdered her because he is a psychotic criminal that have no idea about loving anyone. And I hope the monster is killed for what he did.

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      • You are the stupid one, sorry to say. If you knew anything about crime you would understand that statement makes absolute perfect sense. Maybe you should spend your time watching real life crime stories instead of the soaps and dumb reality shows you idiots are addicted to. And don't come and comment on any page anymore. Some of you are too ignorant in St Lucia

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      • She said cared at one point..meaning the past.. like an angry bitter ex lover deck deck

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    • You’re right on the money..it’s someone who cared for her at some point a friend..he will get caught soon..the family should start thinking of close friends who showed interest in her..

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    • yes that was an act of love

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    • Not exactly, you cannot use TV to be a professional investigator. A simple fact as knowing the intellectual capacity of the perpetrator can be so complicated. On TV you watch predefined criteria and staged events. Criminal investigations are oversimplified on TV. If these investigators were so good how comes so many go to jail innocently in the US? None of the of these people are professionals (only professional actors) neither are the stories (they are dramatizations and will materially different from actual facts).

      A person's environment (internal and external), past experiences, knowledge and traits all play a role in what they are capable of doing and that knowledge would inform you that it would be wrong to profile a St. Lucian murderer in the same manner as an American. Both come from different environments, have different experiences/backgrounds, knowledge etc.

      It is also better keeping an open mind in investigations and let the facts lead you instead of developing preconceived ideas about the evidence and motive. Profiling is sometimes good but it is also a way of loosing sight of the case by following other leads and targeting innocent people, especially in St. Lucia where crime sophistication is still relatively low and detection is a challenge.

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  23. Any attempt to bury a body after a murder shows a sign the the person who murdered her cared about her at one time and didn't want to leave her body exposed. Check pass boyfriends or lovers.

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  24. Lord have mercy this is so sad, Lord ii can not stop the tears from falling
    Lord strength the family

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  25. It is sad what our island has become. People are wicked and nasty. So close and yet so far from her home. I do hope we the public demand and make a strong appeal for all those murder cases to be solved. There are to many callus and lawless criminals among us. To many families are grieving. Something has to be done. We cannot be living life in fear if what next.

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  26. How can someone take an innocent life. What they getting out of it. We need to put our heads together and stop crime. We need to come together as one stop the fight down. I hope the family gets justice and to the person or persons who did this they can't never see light in their life again. R.I.P to this lady

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  27. Y’all cannot see St. Lucia is paying the price for something, all of a sudden a string of murders,suicides and rapes so far. God is lifting his protection from us because we going back to our wicked ways. Y’all need to stop that. Smh another one bites the dust.

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  28. May her soul rest in perfect peace, may the culprit be found and feel the brunt of justice...

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  29. Hater of bullshitt

    Yet they continue to protect these devil's by not publishing their names n faces so ppl can be aware ..smh sadd so young

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    • They need to ammend the laws that's protecting the names of those criminals. Time for action against those non human beings

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  30. I hope the person or persons responsible for her death,suffer and have a slow agonizing death.Words cannot describe the disgust and rage I feel,seeing what you did to the young lady.i hope nothing but the worst you!i hope you burn in hell!

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  31. That is pure wickedness the idiot who did this to her will surely pay for it KARMA IS A BITCH it will surely bite him in the ass....

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  32. Have mercy on this island lord. May she rest in peace

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