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Police seeking peaceful surrender of alleged girlfriend killer in St Thomas

Published:Saturday | December 31, 2016 | 12:43 PM
Tashoy Barrett

The St Thomas Police say they are holding discussions with persons in the parish to facilitate the surrender of Odaine Keyes, the man wanted for allegedly killing his 19-year-old girlfriend, Tashoy Barrett, last week.

However, head of the St Thomas Police Superintendent Beau Rigabie acknowledged that it is still uncertain whether the talks will bear fruit.

Speaking to The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre this morning, Rigabie said investigators have not been able to speak directly with Keyes.

Instead he says the police are having dialogue with persons who can facilitate a peaceful surrender and are hopeful that their appeal with bear fruit.

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Barrett's body was reportedly found in a pool of blood inside her boyfriend's St Thomas home.