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Bodies in Park Hill

Police on Tuesday said that they have detained three residents of South Rivers as they continue their investigation into the discovery of two burnt bodies in Park Hill on Monday.

Relatives of the deceased men have identified them as Marvin Barker and Calvert “Vert” Smart, police said.

The charred bodies, which are said to have had their limbs bound, were found around 12:24 p.m. at the back of a house in which Barker lives near the Park Hill Playing Field.

The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force said it continues its “intensive investigation” into the death of the two men and described the apprehension of the three individuals as “a significant development”.

Police said that the men were assisting the investigation.

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“This progress underscores the Force’s resolve in uncovering the truth behind this tragic incident,” police said.

The statement did not include the identities of the individuals, but iWitness News was reliably informed that they included a man who was questioned in connection with the death of Quentin Harvey Hackshaw, of South Rivers.

Hackshaw’s body was found lying in the road leading to Byrea on March 26.

Initial reports said that his throat had been slashed, but it was later said that he had gunshot injuries.

However, an autopsy concluded that Hacksaw may have been stabbed multiple times with a sharp object.

The pathologist also noted blunt force trauma to the back of Hackshaw’s head.

Police say they continue to appeal to the public for any information that may further assist their investigation into the deaths at Park Hill.

“Should you have any relevant details, please do not hesitate to contact Police Emergency at 999/911, the Criminal Investigations Department at 784-456-1810, the Georgetown Police Station at 784-458-6229 or the Colonarie Police Station 784-458-6250. All information received will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality,” the press release said.

“Your cooperation is indispensable as we work together to bring closure to this case. The RSVGPF thanks the public for its support and assures that updates will be provided as more information becomes available.”