Murder suspect released

| 25/11/2011

kerran_1.jpg(CNS): The police confirmed Friday that they have not charged the 35-year-old man who was arrested in connection with Kerran Baker’s murder but have released him on police bail while enquiries continue. Officers arrested the man on suspicion of murder one week ago following a police operation in the Prospect area on Thursday, 17 November. Although the law only allows the police to hold a suspect for eight days before charges are brought, the authorities can apply to the courts for an extension on the period. It is understood that no application was made to the courts.

Although the body of 25-year-old Kerran (Kerryann) Baker has never been found, police began treating her disappearance as a murder soon after the investigation began as aresult of the circumstances. She was last seen on Saturday, 30 July and captured on CCTV at Foster’s airport location supermarket. The Jamaican practice nurse was reported missing by a friend when she and other friends of Kerryann’s were unable to make contact with her.

On the Sunday after she was last seen and heard from a friend persuaded the landlord to open Kerryann’s apartment where they discover her half unpacked groceries in her kitchen along with her bag. It seemed apparent that Kerryann had been interrupted by something or someone as she was putting away the shopping and left her apartment with just her phone and car keys.

Her vehicle was discovered in Pedro St James a few days after her disappearance and the keys to the car in bushes near by, which was the last trace of the women that police say was the victim of foul play.

Anyone who has any information in relation to the disappearance of Kerran is asked to contact George Town police station on 949-4222, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777, or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hope they find her killer soon.

  2. Lords of Iniquity says:

    Look around you Cayman look at who is control of this little place. Yet you wonder why these things are happening.  Certain people get charged go to court do not even get their conviction recorded against them, others kill innocent people get off or go unpunished. Others who simply can not  afford justice go to jail forever for the same very charges.

    The police want and are given more powers to enter your homes without  warrant to search you and your family for guns, yet the same police now want you to be a RAT or be a "witness" for them at great peril to your life and that of your love ones without  you being able to possess any form of self defence to protect yourself or the life of  your love ones. They most certainly can't protect you thats for sure.

     Yet they have helicopters flying over our homes cameras watching our every move our cellular and  telephone calls being monitored more foreign police looking after their own nationalities. How can those who no longer have control of this place be blamed for its problems and be expect to surrender their rights and safety so others can feel safe. On top of this we are paying a very heavy price for it and all we seem to get is a bunch of Bul!$&*excuses from those who are more than likely the real problem or causing it..

     To further this calls for efective and need changes at the very top of the RCIPS are ignored and it would appear a concerted effort is now in hand to cause more expense at a time of great economic uncertainty in our island. Someone is playing games Cayman and playing games with our lives and that of our children.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It is so ironic that the Public always put a name to most of the crimes and robbery that takes place and yet no one gets charged. For example like the CUC robbery, all you can hear is "well you should know who that tall one with the hump shoulders is". Again my friends, expect anything to happen as we are living in the last days.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I read this joke somewhere, that a man had went fishing and had caught a bucket full of fish, and while he was about to leave the Marine officer arrived and asked what he was doing with those fish and did he not know he waas in aMarine Park.  The  man replied yes I know but these are my pet fish I bring here, let them ago and then catch them back.

    The officer replied "Oh really?"  I would like to see that.  So the man set the fish in the water and  they swam away.  The Officer said ok, "well?  The man replied "well what?

    The officer replied, aren,t you going to call them back?  Call who back replied the man "The fish replied the officer.  "What  fish answered the man.

    Case gone cold.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Like it or not until the RCIP are able to put together criminal cases that stand up and produce convictions it will be very difficult for the public in general to have confidence in the legal system here.

    Criminals or those with evil intent will have little to fear from law enforcement until proved otherwise.

    I hope the RCIP are up to the challenge.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Catch & release

  7. Anonymous says:

    Tempura all over again. I just hope this time it doesn't work out so expensive.

  8. Anonymous says:

    There are a lot of rumours going around about this and the other missing persons case. I heard similar stories from multiple individuals about what happened, who did what, what was covered up etc…even naming individuals. If any of them are true then it seems like everyone KNOWS what happened but nobody can make anything stick. This to me is really sad…….justice is not being served.

    • Anonymous says:

      The problem is that EVERYONE knows, NO ONE talks, SUSPECTS walks.  Simple fact of Cayman life, whether UK or Cayman police

      • Anonymous says:

        Anyone can say who did it but the police need the evidence to take the court.

        BTW, what was the results of the autopsy of the men that were killed in the plane crash?  How come everything so quiet about that now?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Her "friends" need to speak up. Stop blaming the police. Someone knows.

  10. Anonymous says:

    On November 17th, I posted (see below). I knew that this would have been another cold case. It is very frightening when our officers cannot seems to do a proper investigation that will lead to a conviction. It is also very embarrassing when the police department makes these false alarms about an arrest only to release the suspect.  I would prefer to have read, "Police having tea and a talk with a suspect", than, what was published in relation to this matter. 

    MY POST OF NOV. 17, 2011

    I will say congratulations only if this individual is not released because the police did not have enough evidence.  Too often the public reads these headlines and gets some comfort only to be followed that the individual was released.  To me this is false alarm. Please do your investigation right, get it right, arrest the right person, then write the right headline and get the right results. Right?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Typical…maybe it's reason the UK officers are long gone.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I am extremely disappointed to hear that the suspect was been released. The question I would like to asked the authoritiesis, why arrest someone if a full incvestigation has not been done? This is a major heartbreak for the family, friends, and our community. We have to find a better way to deal with these situations.

    I am aware that there is a lot of pressure to arrest someone, however, let us get it right the first time. I am very much a supporter of the RCIPS, but again we have been let down. We are still hoping and praying that this case will be solved. Thanks & May God helped us, and blessed these our beautiful Cayman Islands.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is not CSI where it gets done in 60 minutes. If any of you had any idea about Police proceedure you would under stand that a person is arrested so they can be formally questionedand that account can be used as evidence. A chat over tea and biscuits means crap all in court. Also after arrest a DNA sample needs to be taken which may need to be tested or compared wihch means going abroad which means a delay of more than 10 days which means the suspect has to be released! Also other work of this type would obvioulsy take more than a week.

      And why blame the Police for the headlines. We all know the press here are desperate for news as you can see from every little rubbish headline they want to put out such as "MAN STEALS BREADFRUIT" or "DOCTOR SHETTY BUYS LAND" the press are likeblood suckers and tend to glorify every little thing that happens most of which in the grand scheme of things is rubbish. So dont blame the Police for putting out a press release in order to stop the press getting their facts wrong which ends up with people getting killed by angry mobs.

      And no im not a Police officer just someone with common sense who has seen the world off the rock. If you think you can do a better job why not stop your moaning and apply for a job. I hear the RCIPS is recruiting at present.  

  13. Anonymous says:

    The public needs an explanation, because right now, Police are looking like clowns, arresting someone for murder and releasing him on bail with no body of a woman found. Everybody's hopes were up high on hearing the news of his arrest, then to find, it appears, they have not a clue

    • Anony Mous says:

      It seem as if that because the UK officers have left, theones who are left here have no clue as they always do. Clueless bunch of grapes.