Two men arrested for the murder of Estella

| 29/10/2008

(CNS): Two men are currently being questioned in police custody at George Town Police Station, having been arrested on suspicion of murdering Estella Scott-Roberts. According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the two men, who are aged 27 and 23, were arrested by detectives investigating the murder on Monday afternoon, 27 October. Police could not say where the arrests took place or how they were led to the suspects but said that both men have George Town addresses.

Estella Scott-Roberts was last seen in the car park between Deckers and Buckingham Square at around 11:15 pm on Friday, 10 October. Her burnt out black Ford Edge was found in the Dykes in West Bay the following day. An examination of the remains found in the vehicle by a forensic pathologist left little doubt that the body was that of Scott-Roberts.

Yesterday, police released one man who had been in custody since Saturday, 18 October, helping them with enquiries. Following his release police stated that investigations continued and officers were following some important lines of enquiry.

“We have a number of positive lines of enquiry which we cannot elaborate on at this time,” said Superintendent Marlon Bodden, who has strategic oversight of the investigation. “We appreciate all the assistance we have been receiving and encourage the community to continue to work with us. We must take a stand against violence as a whole community.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the murder team directly Detective Inspector Kim Evans – 926-1773; Detective Constable Wade Chase – 925-7240; Detective Constable Charmane Dalhouse – 926-3975; Detective Constable Karl Lovell – 925-6761 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Congrats to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service……our prayers are with the family at this time…..

  2. Anonymous says:

    There are now camera’s installed at Barkers. A good idea to be sure… spread the word so all the bad guys know… you mess around anywhere in Barkers… not only will you get caught… but it will all be on film.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Lets hope that these are the actual murderers, as I’ve seen too many times when the police have used innocent people as "scape goats" to keep the community quiet.

    In a country where the most talked about subject is this horrible murder, the police are under a lot of scrutiny and pressure to produce answers.

    It is quite obvious that they are not sure that these persons are the actual perpetrators so they have not announced their names.  If you read the article correctly you will see where it says "Two men are currently being questioned in police custody at George Town Police Station, having been arrested on suspicion of murdering Estella Scott-Roberts." After thorough investigating of the evidence I’m sure if they are sure that these are the culprits, their names will be announced. Until then lets make the police do their jobs!!  There is still the possibility that they are innocent and the real perpetrators are still at large to commit the same crimes over again!

    Lets pray and hope that they leave no stone unturned and conduct a thorough investigation with what information they do have, so we can get the monster(s) off our streets and not shove a pacifier in our mouths to keep us hushed!

  4. Anonymous says:


  5. Jedi Dread says:

    In response to:

    "What does it have to do with cliques, Jedi? Do you mean the murderer or at least the one who instigated the murder must be about the same age as the victim? If so why? "

    The cliques of Cayman vary demographically as well as professionally. Those of a less professional caliber will tend to have a broader age range within their group.

    Those of a more professional thirty-something and up nature, will tend to stay with that age and include older professionals more often than younger ones. This is of the "I’m trying to reach the top" psychology.

    In my understandingof the type of professional woman that Estella was, I fail to see her associate on a close level with men 10 years and 6 years younger than her, unless it was family. You could class this as a maturity thing among other reasons.

    Remember, we tend to associate with those who are like us, and share the same goals and priorities as we do.

    If you’d like to test these theories, just take a walk around Caymana Bay and observe the groups and the cliques, in the restaurants, in the movies, in the book store.

    “Do you mean the murderer or at least the one who instigated the murder must be about the same age as the victim? If so why?”

    The framing of this question is quite revealing. You say “murderer or at least the one who instigated the murder

    What do you know? And what is your true opinion? Obviously you have formed one already.

    In closing, it is of my opinion, that the alleged assailants were not associates of Estella, more so, in no way friends of Estella; and all probability, not known to her.

    In light of this reasoning, you may draw your own conclusion as to what is really going on here.



    • Anonymous says:

      What is the matter with you people. A wonderful, dedicated,vibrant woman has lost her life heniously, have you lost sight of that. This was someones wife, someones daughter, someones friend and an advocate for what is right. Justice must be served, however please wait until you have the facts. There has been so much speculation that it makes your mind spend. We are not investigating nor are we in the know. Get a grip and get back to praying that these evil people are caught, and convicted. Let the family and friends grieve. These Islands are in total turmoil because we wanted some of the green grass on the other side and forgot about the dry patches that come with this. Pray for your Island and its people and most of all give the police a chance to do their jobs. Estella was a strong believer in what was right, protect her memory by doing and saying what is right. The people of Cayman Brac are not small minded and sheltered from what justice is about, we would hope that these person or persons are brought to justice and unfortunately they will get a better chance of survival than they gave Estella. "VENGENCE IS MINE" SAITH THE LORD. 





  6. Anonymous says:

    We need to wait an see what evidence there is against theses two people. The only thing worst than not finding the killer/s would be to imprison  the wrong people. Lets hope these are the right peope

  7. Alan Partridge says:

    The British system is Innocent until proven guilty. As it should be.

    Otherwise I could accuse you of exposing yourself to me and you would have to prove you didn’t.  How can you?  You cannot.

    The people who have been arrested may not be those who murdered Estella.  Now I’m sure the police have very good reason to suspect that they did, but the whole idea of a trial is that 12 people impartial and of sound mind, can decide, based on the evidence put to them whether there is any reasonable doubt as to the accusation put forward by the Police.

    Given most of the comments made on this subject, it would appear clear than most of you are not impartial as you have already made up your minds.  And I would question the sound mind of some of you. 

  8. Anonymous says:

    This seems that it will be a show trial, you people seem to not care if the murderer(s) are caught as long there is someone you can hang the noose on who cares if they are innocent.

    Personally I would rather the guitly parties are taken off the streets, so we can try and feel safe again, not some poor soul taken to the brac with a tin pot trial and the jury deciding they must be guilty before any proof is given

    You make me sick!

  9. Cayman at Heart says:

    I hope this is one murder case that gets solve. For such a small island how can so many crimes go unsolved. One thing i want to say to the detective that made the statement in the news " Mr. Rayle Roberts is not a suspect and has never been a suspect". What kind of statement is that. In every legal department i know the first person investigated as a suspect is the spouse. So he should had been a suspect at some point…Please know what your saying first before you go public…

    I strongly feel that the death penalty should be brought back in, and the persons responsible for Estella’s death when charged and convicted should be the first one’s to get the death penalty in the Cayman Islands.

    I can assure you that if this is done cayman won’t have this problem anymore. 

    Rest in Peace Estella


    • Anonymous says:

      Some of these comments are just about as shocking as the crime itself. 

  10. Annoymous says:


    Are you kidding me?  Estella Scott-Roberts had no choice in the matter how she wanted to be murdered?  So why should these people have any choice about where the trial should be held.  Actually I do have a suggestion – conduct the trial in Cayman Brac and make it a mandatory jury trial.  See how long the deliberations take? We all know what the verdict will be – now that is a fair trial for people who commit these offences.  And make sure the judge is Caymanian – give her that must justice.

    Get a gripe people, this woman had no choice in the matter of what happened to her and we are already putting out defences to protect the guilty.  If you have been charged then I would hope that the police has given this some serious thought and hopefully they will only get pro-bono lawyers who don’t care about how they are represented. 

    I share no mercy or compassion for these or any other criminals who commit offences of this magnitude.

    Long Live Estella’s memory…..we will never stop fighting to vindicate your death.


  11. Annoymous says:

    Hooray….we finally get some kind of break through.  However, for those of you that don’t know the British system it is Guilty until proven innocent. So to those who have taken the stance that these persons are guilty – good for you – keep up your beliefs.

    We are not the American corrupted legal system whereby you are innocent until proven guilty. Thankfully in this system you have to prove you are innocent first.  Lets hope the cops will not botch this up. 

    I hope the reward money was the reason they came to this solution and if that is the case lets raise the rewards for the previous murders and see if we can solve them too. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe this person who thinks the British system is fair has never been falsely accused. If you are some day you may rethink your feelings about the  way Americans  do things .  Personally i dont see where America has any thing to do with this case .

      What does the Bible say about letting the one with out sin through the first stone. You are comparing apples and oranges . 

  12. AlanPartridge says:

    Good lord!  You people have assumed that the arrested people are guilty before they’ve even been charged.

    The trial of this wil have to take place in another jurisdiction as no trial on these islands could ever be fair, as this comments forum clearly shows.

    Names will never be released until the person is charged with a crime.  For a good reason, they may well be innocent.


  13. Twyla M Vargas says:


    Just like I said, God would reveal this case, there is more to reveal also.  Keep up the good works RCIP, Keep praying Cayman.

    Next prayer is to focus on where we are going and where we want to be.  These are perilous times for all, please stay focus on a life beyond, because believe it ot not we are just passing through.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I disagree with the first comment, Cayman does work like that with the age difference. People of all age’s hnag out together specially if there from the same district look at the past crimes that have happened, belive me it happens all the older ones do is train the younger ones.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I too don’t but this it smells like b.s. to me. Why are they holding back. I believe also that this was a professional hit and that the rcip know more than they are saying…..this sucks


    • Anonymous says:

      Yes….I agee, I think it was professionaly done as well, the public are all desperate to know, I think the police should realese a bit more information if they are for sure that these two men are the killers.

  16. Noah says:

    At the earliest convenient time should the authorities make public who these evil spirited persons are.  Too often, we continue to encourage such activcities by not making known to the public who the criminals are. 

    They could be our husbands, sons, uncles, neighbours, fathers, someone whom we see everyday, some we shake hands with or hug or kiss or have sex with.  We eat from the same plate with them and drink at the same bar with them – good looking, well mannered and eloquent men but deep inside they are little satans waiting to attack.

    Let’s be vigilant and pray that such evils may disappear from the face of the earth.

    Long Live Estella!!!!!


  17. Jedi Dread says:

    I don’t buy it..


    Too much of an age difference. 10 yrs & 6 yrs. Cayman cliques don’t run like that.

    I want Why’s and Motives..

    These punks were for hire, let’s find out who’s really behind this..

    make them talk, or RCIP is useless


    Jedi Dread


    • Anonymous says:

      I understand that our local RCIPS detectives are following a "very positive lead" of enquiries and it appears that their hard work are starting to pay off now, along with the public giving them crucial information that was needed.

      Both the police and public are to be applauded for their efforts thus far, which is the begining of some closure to this brutal killing of our dear citizen Estella Scott-Roberts.

      Detectives, cross your "I’s and dot your T’s" on this one !!! Let all evidence gathered become admissible in Grand Court when the trial becomes. We know that you can do it, without destroying our children’s future ($$$$$), with imports from across the pond.

    • Anonymous says:

      What does it have to do with cliques, Jedi? Do you mean the murderer or at least the one who instigated the murder must be about the same age as the victim? If so why?  

  18. Prince says:

    My Princess gone..

    so far far away…

    She just gone..

    and say, she gone to stay

    I Miss you

  19. Anonymous says:

    Keep up the good work RCIP! Stay focused!!!

  20. Hellen says:

    Could we see the pictures of these heartless criminals