Saturday 17 August, 2019

Samples in Kimberly De Leon case due in St Lucia this weekend

Investigations into the Kimberly De Leon matter, which seems to have quieted down a bit since her shooting death last October, will soon be revved up again following the completion of the analysis of samples from the murder scene.

The analysis, which was done in St. Kitts and Nevis, will be completed tomorrow and should be in Saint Lucia by the weekend, according to Police Commissioner Severin Monchery.

Monchery said he spoke to St. Kitts and Nevis' Police Commissioner yesterday morning and was given the assurance that “the samples are being analysed and the results are waiting.”

“We are supposed to be collecting those results this week Thursday, an officer is supposed to be going up there to return by the weekend, so by next week, we should be in a position to give you an update on the analysis done,” Monchery told reporters.

De Leon was shot dead at her home on Chef Harry Drive, Morne Fortune in October of last year and was buried almost two months later.

Her husband, a sergeant in the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, became a person of interest to the police. That was as far as police investigations placed him. He is now on vacation leave.

Her death drew a public outcry for justice and police were scrambling to make early inroads in the matter which seems to have quieted down. However, expectations are high that the case may move forward rapidly now that samples connected to the incident have been analyzed.

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