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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Police here are investigating the rape of a 69-year-old woman of Mala Village, Sion Hill, East Kingstown.

The assault took place around 2 a.m. Thursday morning, sources tell I-Witness News.

The details of the crime are still unclear but it came even as police are yet to make an arrest in the case involving the suspected sexual assault and murder of Rose Bank resident Lafrone Lockhart.

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Lafrone Lockhart was found dead on March 23 (Photo:

The body of the mentally challenged 22-year-old mother of an eight-year-old girl was found in an area called Catty Beach, between Rose Bank and Petit Bordel, in North Leeward on March 22.

An autopsy revealed that she was strangled and a relative told Searchlight newspaper that because of Lockhart’s mental condition, she was frequently a victim of sexual assault.

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Police had detained one individual in connection with Lockhart’s death but the person was released after questioning.

Last September, Marion John, 78, of Fitz Hughes, North Leeward, was raped and murdered in her home.

Police have not reported any connection between the three cases.

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