Man’s body found at Godwin Ghaut

The 30-year-old, who is said to have been from Middle Island but who resided at Godwin Estate, was discovered – as unconfirmed reports indicate – by individuals who were making a regular trip to the mountain area.

Further unconfirmed reports which reached MiyVue.com suggest that the young man may have been shot sometime during the previous evening and his remains discarded in the area where it was found – in the vicinity of the Godwin Ghaut Bridge.

A police-issued press release explained that officers at the Old Road Police Station received a report “of a homicide” at 8:35 that morning.

“As a result 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.”

The police report further suggests that William’s body bore signs of violence when it was discovered.

“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.”

As per the usual, the scene “was processed by officers from the Crime Scene Department and items of evidential value were collected and taken into police custody for further analysis.”

However, the police have indicated that at present, no suspects are n their custody and they are continuing their investigations into the matter.

Persons with information which can assist the authorities in solving this case are asked to contact the Old Road Police Station at 465-6250 and can do so anonymously and in confidentiality.

Williams’ is the 8th homicide to have taken place in the federation for the year, seven in St. Kitts and one in Nevis.

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