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The deceased, Keisha Small.
The deceased, Keisha Small.
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The woman who was found dead at the tarmac of the decommissioned ET Joshua Airport, on Thursday, had a piece of PVC conduit protruding from her vagina.

People who saw the body told iWitness News the woman’s underwear was below her knees, and her pubic area exposed, fuelling speculations that she might have been sexually assaulted.

The body was found near four shipping containers towards the northern end of the runway.

Woman found dead
The woman’s body was found near shipping containers on the tarmac.

Police are said to be treating the death as a homicide, and, if confirmed as such, it would bring the tally in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this year to 28.

The dead woman has been identified as Keisha Small, of Arnos Vale/Pole Yard, originally of South Rivers.

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She is believed to be in her mid to late 30s.

People often use the decommissioned runway to exercise.

Small’s body is said to have been found by people who were exercising early Thursday morning.

Police statement

Below is a police statement on the death, which was issued after the publication of our initial report:

August 25, 2022, Kingstown – Members of the Major Crime Unit were alerted and responded to the discovery of a female body at the decommissioned ET Joshua Airport Tarmac at about 6:15 a.m on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Arnos Vale.

On arrival at the scene, the body of Veronica “Keisha” Small was met with a piece of PVC pipe inserted into her body. Small was later pronounced dead by the District Medical Officer (DMO). A postmortem examination is expected to be carried out on Small’s body to ascertain the exact cause of death. The circumstances surrounding her death are unknown at the moment.

Persons with information that can assist with this investigation are encouraged to contact the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Crimes at telephone number 1-784-457-1211; the Officer-in-charge of the Criminal Investigations Department/Major Crimes Unit at 1-784-456-1810; or any police station or police officer you are comfortable speaking with. All information received would be treated confidentially. Investigations in the matter are ongoing.

Small’s death marks the 28th homicide reported for 2022.

7 replies on “Dead woman appears to have been sexually assaulted – sources”

  1. How many of these wicked acts has been solved? Where are those who pledged to protect and serve its citizens? ?? . Is it true the police only have strength for protestors and opponents of their slave master? Why are they not being tough on crime and its causes as promised.? Who TOURIST will want to take the risk if the police can’t protect them? Very frightening.

  2. My only comment about this wicked act is to say to women of St. Vincent. …..leave the craze killing island! Psychopaths are on a loose to kill women. Go away far from St.Vincent, never return again. File for refugee in and live!

  3. Merlene Soleyn-Mars says:

    This is soon sad, what’s going on in SVG? So many women are being assaulted or killed . This is too much for such a beautiful small country.

  4. A sad way to go. Rest in peace to her. Condolences to her family. People are suppose to be safe in little SVG.

  5. RIP. This death should enrage a lot of people. Condoleances. For d longest while now we have been seeing a lot of violence against females in SVG. From Ms. Yugge down. When thet cry out they are treated wid disdain. In recent times we’ve seem victim remains discarded in bags. We’ve seem them left in offices, along the road side in their vehicles. We”ve seen them left on tarmacs. It has turned into a living horror what females face daily on dis blessed island. It is time for the powers that be increase d penalties for violence against females. Dis is not a joke.

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