Keon Scott Not A Person Of Interest In Killings

Kingstown, November 15th, 2016 – It has been brought to the attention of the Police that some erroneous information has been circulated in sections of the mainstream media as well as social media as regard Keon Scott.

Keon Scott, the wanted man who escaped custody at the Serious Offences Court on Friday, November 11th, 2016, is not a suspect in the four murders, which took place between 8p.m. Sunday, November 13th, 2016, and 2 a.m. on Monday, November 14th, 2016.

Scott, a 30-year-old man of Glen, is facing charges of possession of firearm and ammunition. He was on remand when he escaped and that is the only reason he is being sought at this time.

It has been brought to the attention of the Police that Scott is in somewhere related to the killings, but based on the information at hand he is not a person of interest in these incidents.

Jorani Baptiste, an 18-year-old male of Sandy Bay, who is in Police custody as a patient at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, is a person of interest regarding the four killings and is assisting the Police with the investigations.
Between 8p.m. Sunday, November 13th, 2016, and 2a.m. on Monday, November 14th, 2016, Nicholas Layne a male in his early thirties, was attacked and killed in the public road at Cocoa, Campden Park; Pamela Williams of Kingstown Park, who was in her fifties was also killed at her home along with 74-year-old Avis Israel and her son Ronald Israel who was in his early forties, both of Old Montrose. The Israels were found dead at their Old Montrose home.

These homicides bring the total number of homicides for the year to 31.

Members of the public with information that can assist with the investigations can contact the Criminal Investigations Department at 457-1211 or 456-2906 or 456-1810.

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