The man suspected of murdering an elderly woman and injuring her husband during a cutlass attack in Bequia Saturday night is dead.

Police sources say that the body of Lyndon Quashie was found in the burnt out ground floor of a house on the North Grenadines island.

Initially investigations suggest that he locked himself in the building and set it afire, police sources have told I-Witness News.

The Police Public Relations Department said in a bulletin on Monday that homicide detectives were investigating the murder of 65-year-old Hyacinth Hoyte, a domestic of Paget Farm, Bequia and the attempted murder of Marcs Hoyte, a 65-year-old stevedore of the same address, who received chop wounds during the same incident.

The attack is said to have taken place at the Hoytes’ home around 11:45 p.m.

Sources say Quashie was a relative of the Hoytes.

Hoyte’s death brings to 22 the number of homicides in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 2014, according to police statistics.

One reply on “Murder suspect found dead in burnt out house”

  1. Joshua Richardson says:

    Western Style Justice. Save taxpayers the expense of feeding, clothing and housing.

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