Police are awaiting an autopsy report to determine whether St. Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded its 42nd homicide in what is already a record year as far as killings are concerned.
The latest death being investigated is that of Keisha Thomas, a 29-year-old domestic of Rockies
Police said Wednesday that Thomas was found face down in her bathroom about 6:30 p.m. the previous day, Dec. 26 — Boxing Day.
The district medical officer pronounced her dead at the scene.
Police say that a person of interest is assisting with their investigations.
iWitness News understands that Thomas was found dead by her boyfriend, with whom she lived on the upper floor of a two-storey house in the East Kingstown community, which enjoys an enviable view of the nation’s capital.
Reports are that the woman had what appeared to be blunt force trauma to the head.
Thomas’ death follows that of 38-year-old Andel Muckett of Diamonds.
Police said that Muckett was shot about 7:10 p.m. at the Diamonds Public Road on Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve — after he and the suspect in the shooting got into an altercation, during which Muckett sustained gunshot wounds to his head and left leg.
Muckett was taken to the Georgetown Hospital for medical attention but was later transferred to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown, where he succumbed to his injuries about 10 p.m. the same day.
Initial reports had said that Muckett died the following day, Christmas Day.
A postmortem examination is expected to be performed on the body.
Muckett’s death brings the homicide count in SVG this year to a record-breaking 41, which is one more than last year’s record-smashing figure.