In a brief statement, Hamou said, “We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our beloved associate, Ms. Kishorna Challenger. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones during this time of loss. She will be missed by her many colleagues at the Royal St Kitts Golf Club where Ms. Challenger had been employed since 2009. The authorities are conducting an investigation, and we are cooperating fully with them as they look into the matter. Any enquiries or questions should be directed to the Police Authorities. As this is an ongoing investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”
Twenty-eight-year-old Kishorna was reported missing Monday when colleagues did not see her for some time. She was last seen driving a lawnmower near one of the ponds, and by 9 a.m., she was reported missing. Later in the day, the lawnmower was found in one of the ponds and was recovered by Police. However, an extended search failed to find the young woman until early evening.
Divers from the St. Kitts-Nevis Coast Guard, Kenneth Dive Center and Marine Assist International of Canada searched the pond for several hours, but it was Kenrick David of Prickley Pear Alley, who frequently retrieves golf balls from the murky pond, who joined the search and discovered the body of Kishorna, at about 6:23 p.m., Monday, a police release revealed.
Police are now conducting an investigation into the circumstances that led to her demise, said Police Inspector Lyndon David.