A suspect is in police custody in connection with the killing of a Brazilian national in Hodges on Sunday evening.
This is according to National Security Minister, Rayburn Blackmoore.
“Based on the advice I have received, the Police Department has apprehended a suspect in this matter and therefore very confident that the police force will continue to demonstrate the highest sense of diligence and commitment for the express purpose of maintaining law and order in this beautiful country,” he stated.
The body of Rose Wyatt, 51, a hotelier, was found about 6:00 pm on Sunday lying in a footpath which leads to Hodges Beach in an area between Calibishie and Woodfordhill.
The police say they are treating the incident as a suspected homicide.
Blackmoore commended the police in responding to the incident and said the government will continue to provide the police force with the necessary resources to fight crime on the island.
“Sadly there are some among us who will resort to committing terrible acts resulting in some cases, in the taking of human life as was in the case in Calibishie,” he said.
He described such incidents as “un-Dominican.”
“When such terrible acts are committed, it is very important that the Police Department respond in the quickest and most decisive manner,” Blackmoore said. “In that regard, I want to commend the police force for its diligence in this matter….”