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Person of interest detained in rape, murder of mentally ill woman

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 12:09 AM

The St Ann Police have detained a person of interest in the rape and stabbing death of a mentally ill woman in the Higgin Town community yesterday.

The woman, Terry Bowen, said to be about 35 years old was killed hours after her cousin, 25-year-old Orlando Lewis was shot dead on Tuesday night.

The police say the two murders are not related.

 

Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey

The police say Lewis, a construction worker, was at home at around 10:30 Tuesday night when he received a phone call apparently from someone he knew.

He left the house shortly after and was never seen again.

Meanwhile, the South East St Ann MP Lisa Hanna has described as painful her visit with the sister of the slain woman.

In a post on the social media site Instagram, Hanna said Bowen had Down's Syndrome and was no bigger than a six-year-old child.

She said the rapist stabbed Bowen several times and vowed that the community would not relent until the killer is found and brought to justice.