Autopsy confirms that Hobson was shot to death, one person in police custody

By: Gavincia Clarke

(CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS)- One person is currently in police custody helping with the investigations into the possible homicide of the late Carlysle Winford Hobson of Webb’s Ground, Gingerland, Nevis.

Hobson’s body was discovered at about 9:15 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014 by Pastor Theophilus Kelly on a path leading to the Nevis Island Government Quarry in a location known as ‘Valley’.

At the time of the discovery, it is said that the deceased was wearing a robe and underpants. It was also indicated that the body was facing sideways and was hidden behind a pile of dirt.

When the body was removed from the area, a pool of blood was spotted at the crime scene. It is believed that Hobson was taken from his home, killed and dumped where his body was found.

Nevispages also understands that his vehicle may have been used in connection with the crime since it was parked in what has been described as an ‘unusual’ position in his garage. His vehicle was later taken into police custody for analysis.

Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Stephen Jones performed a post mortem examination on the body on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

The autopsy confirmed that the cause of death was due to gunshot injuries. Investigation confirms that he was shot twice to the head.

Hobson was a well-known individual. He was a popular gateman for Culturama events and also at the St. James’ Race Track. Hobson also had a love for plants especially roses. At the time of his death he was employed at the electoral office in Nevis as a Registration officer.

His death marks the first murder for the year 2014 on Nevis.

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