Mother is murder suspect

| 28/10/2014

(CNS): The police have now confirmed that the mother of the six year old girl whose body was found in an SUV parked in East End, Monday, was arrested on suspicion of killing the child. A spokesperson for the RCIPS said that the 37 year old female arrested for murder soon after the dead child was found by police in the early hours of yesterday morning, along the Queens Highway remains in custody. It is understood that the woman was in hospital under guard yesterday but police have not yet confirmed that or whether or not the woman had tried to take her own life. However, officers have now confirmed that the little girl’s father is a serving police officer.

Police are now asking anyone who may have been along the Queens Highway in the early hours of Monday and seen the light coloured SUV parked along the roadside. Although police said that officers on patrol had found the child’s body in the car at around 5am they are trying to piece together what had happened before then.

Detective Chief Inspector, Malcolm Kay stated:

“This is a tragic incident and our condolences go out to the family members of this young child and in particular her father. We are in the very early stages of this murder investigation and as such we are putting together all the pieces in order to find out exactly what happened leading up to this untimelydeath. We would be very interested in speaking to anyone who may have been on the Queens Highway in the early hours of Monday morning and who may have seen a light coloured SUV parked anywhere along the roadside,” he added.

A post mortem has been scheduled for later this week when police expect the cause of death to be determined.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the George Town Police Station on 949 4222, the Major Incident Room on 926 3975 or Crime Stoppers on 949  8477 (TIPS).

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