Sun | Sep 24, 2017

Suspects in Burger King employee's murder to be questioned today

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 2:07 AM

The two suspects who were taken into custody last evening in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in a barrel in St Thomas on Sunday are to be questioned by investigators today.

That’s according to the head of the Kingston Western Police, Superintendent Howard Chambers, who confirmed that the two suspects were apprehended at an apartment in Denham Town.

Scores of angry residents converged on the apartment and watched as they were being led out under heavy police guard.

They were arrested nearly 24 hours after the body of 23-year-old Nile Brown was found by passersby stuffed inside a barrel that was left in a gully in Ramble, St Thomas.

The former Burger King employee had been reported missing last week.

The police say a wire was found around her neck and her hands were bound behind her back.

It is believed that she was strangled.

Superintendent Chambers told The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre last evening, that investigators have not yet determined a motive for the killing.

However, he says investigators have so far determined that the suspects were Miss Brown’s landlord and his female companion.

Meanwhile, angry residents of Denham Town yesterday openly expressed relief that Brown’s alleged killers are in police custody.

Speaking to The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre last evening the residents said they have had concerns about one of the suspects who has lived in the community for the past three years.