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Woman among three suspects held in Portland double murder

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:12 AM

MANCHIONEAL, Portland:

Three suspects, including a woman, are now in police custody for the brutal slaying of a couple in Manchioneal, Portland, on Wednesday.

Commanding officer for the Portland Police Division, Superintendent Duane Wellington, said that the suspects were held late Wednesday. Among them is an individual who allegedly issued death threats to one of the deceased, Linval Lindsay.

Lindsay and his wife, Annette Carby-Lindsay, were found murdered at separate locations in the district of Barracks shortly after 5 a.m. on Wednesday.

“Mr Lindsay was reportedly threatened on May 10 during a dispute ... . We urge the cooperation of residents, who may have information that could assist us in this recent murder, to share this intelligence with us.”

Lindsay’s body was found on a roadway approximately 130 metres from his house. His corpse had gunshot wounds to the back, chest, and upper arm.

During a search of the house by the police, Carby-Lindsay’s body was found on the floor with several chop wounds to the face.

A machete which the police believe may have been used to chop the woman was also found.

The couple lived in a one-bedroom board house.

Four persons have been murdered in Portland between January 1 and May 12, two more than for the corresponding period in 2020.

Overall, murders have climbed by two per cent this year. There were 499 killings up to May 12, 2021, compared to 485 during the comparative period last year.