Escaped Murder Suspect Surrendered to Police

Kyram Omari Veira of Godwin Ghaut was taken into custody at the Sandy Point Police Station at about 6:55 p.m. on Monday 2nd May, 2011 and was charged with William’s murder and according to police, shortly after, he escaped from the lockup.

The authorities launched a manhunt for the fugitive and solicited the public’s assistance in locating him and, also according to police reports, Veira was surrendered to the police at the Basseterre Police Station by a family member at about 9:30 a.m.

A police communiqué informs that it is likely that Veira will be charged with escaping lawful custody.

The murder for which Veira is charged occurred on Monday 25th April, 2011 when Williams (30) was discovered dead in Godwin Ghaut in the vicinity of the bridge.

“As a result (of a report) police officers from the District ‘B’ Crime Response Unit, Old Road Police Station and the Sandy Point Police Station responded to the scene immediately. Police enquiries revealed that …Williams…was found lying on his left side on a dirt road in a remote area above the railway and in the vicinity of the Godwin Ghaut Bridge.”

“According to investigators, Williams had obvious injuries to the neck and head that appeared to be those caused gunshot. The District Medical Officer visited the scene and pronounced Williams dead. The Coroner was informed and gave permission for the body to be removed to a funeral home under police escort.”

An autopsy was to have been performed on Williams’ remains, results of which have yet to be released.

The police are making further investigations into the matter.


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