Arrest to be made soon
Police making headway in st lucy homicide
Police say they expect to make an arrest soon in relation to the homicide of former 24-year-old Pie Corner, St Lucy resident Aaron Boyce as early as next week.
“We are developing the investigation to the extent that we are interviewing a number of persons. We are in the process of interviewing a number of persons and it seems as though we will be in a position to make a further statement by early next week on the situation.
“ . . . [Boyce’s] death is the focus of the investigation and we are extremely happy to report that we are making some significant development in terms of resolving the matter,” Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Erwin Boyce told reporters this morning at Police Headquarters.
On Thursday, May 29, Boyce body was discovered in the Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens cemetery in St Peter by members of the Royal Barbados Police Force’s (RBPF) Canine Unit, after a search had begun for him by family and friend mere hours before.
It had been reported by police that Boyce had been attacked while parked out in the area with his girlfriend, the daughter of one of the island’s prominent businessmen.
While Boyce’s lifeless body was found in a bushy area along the outskirts of the cemetery, the car in which he and the female companion were occupants shortly before being attacked was found kilometres away burnt out in Turners Hall, St Andrew.
The acting assistant commissioner, who holds responsibility for crime investigation, in thanking members of the public and the media pointed out that a critical partnership had been forged between all parties going forward.
“You would have also realized that we had a death in the St Lawrence Gap area . . . . The death of Brian Mulligan. It is unfortunate for us when we have to speak about death investigation and the fact that it really takes up a lot of our resources, in terms of trying to get to the root of the matter . . . . You [the media] would have carried the story already that we would have captured Michael Beckles, a 50-year-old [in connection] with the particular incident.
“We want to thank the Press for assisting us with the publication of some of the information, and we think that we can collaborate . . . . We can really control or bring crime to a level if we continue to create that kind of relationship and collaboration . . . .
In relation to David Lynch, [his information] was published in the paper and broadcast.
He is now in custody,” Boyce stated, revealing that this capture, in particular, had implications for safety and security in The Ivy, St Michael district an area considered a hotbed in recent weeks.
Reiterating that the RBPF was continuing to see a decrease in crime, the assistant commissioner noted the force was “conscious of the fact that the fear of crime is something that is eating away at our system”.
“So we want to reassure Barbadians that for the coming season and coming months, we will maintain our strong vigilance and robust activities in terms of maintaining law and order in Barbados, maintaining safety and encouraging, by our activities, peace of mind and reducing anxiety in relation to crime.”