GRENADA –– Professor died from blunt force trama

ST GEORGE’S –– Police say Canadian Linnea Veinotte, whose body was found last Friday, died from blunt force trauma to the chest and lower body. And it appears that she was hit by a car after all.

Linnea Veinotte was hit by a car, police said.
Linnea Veinotte was hit by a car, police said.

Police made the disclosure earlier today, on the same day that Akim Frank, 26, appeared in court to answer a non-capital murder charge.

Frank was remanded to prison.

Akim Frank has been remanded to prison for non-capital murder.
Akim Frank has been remanded to prison for non-capital murder.

Acting Commissioner of Police Winston James told a press conference this morning that based on the results of the autopsy, Veinotte ––– who was a lecturer at St. George’s University –– was involved in a vehicular accident.

When Veinotte was reported missing after going for a run with the family dog on the morning of December 6, police initially said the dog, found injured at the side of the road and Veinotte were hit. Lawmen subsequently indicated there was no evidence that the 36-year-old married mother of two was actually involved in the accident.

Frank, who allegedly drove the car, turned himself in to police less than 24 hours after he was named as a person of interest in the investigation and hours later Veinotte’s body was found. Frank allegedly took lawmen to the area where the body was buried.

James said investigations are continuing, but so far no one else has been incriminated in Veinotte’s death.

Veinotte will be buried back in Canada, according to her family, but a memorial service will be held in Grenada in the New Year.

Source: (Caribbean 360)

3 Responses to GRENADA –– Professor died from blunt force trama

  1. Ezekiel Baker
    Ezekiel Baker December 15, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Why ?

  2. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett December 15, 2015 at 3:57 am

    May her soul rest in peace. Condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.

  3. Tony Waterman December 15, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    @Ezeliel Baker!!!! I don’t understand your question “Why ?” but if you are asking why the Death, It seems quite Obvious, at least to me, that this was pure and simple, AN ACCIDENT. this happens occasionally EVERYWHERE, Just a day or so ago in GUELPH, Ontario. Canada an extremely Bright and Atheletic young Woman was killed by a Hit and run Driver with a stolen Car, he unlike the Young Man in Grenada, is still NOT in Custody as yet.
    BTW!!! The Burial of the Body was an act of Panic and the hope of Getting away with it, but his Concience took over, hence his turning himself in, or realising that he won’t be able to hide the Damage to the car from people.
    May her Soul Rest In Peace


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