Kitts, March 1, 2018 – One of the sisters murdered in Keys Village on Thursday was a teenager.
According to sources Naomi Finch was just 18 years old and her sister, Jammyliah Finch was 21 years.
The Finch sisters are the third females to be murdered in 2018 and the first double murder in the federation for this year.
The unnatural deaths of the Finch sisters bring to four confirmed murders in the Federation – two in St. Kitts and two in Nevis.
The Federation’s first murder victim was 19- year-old Cleon Browne was gunned down in a hail of bullets as he walked along the road in Rawlins Village, Gingerland, Nevis on January 17, 2018.
On January 21, the body of 45-year-old Shirley Dawn Morton of Hanley’s Road was discovered in a house owned by her boyfriend, Wayne “Spyer”Chapman in Buck’s Hill, Gingerland on January 21. Cause of death was multiple blunt force traumas to the head causing brain injury.
Twenty-three-year-old Shaquille Pemberton is believed to be the third murder victim and first for St. Kitts, although the results of a second autopsy have not been made public by the police.
Pemberton’s body was found on January 27 in bushes in the Gillard Meadows area. The first police statement that evening said the body “appears to have injuries to the chest.”
Following an autopsy on February 3, Trinidad-based forensic pathologist Dr. Valery Alexandrov concluded that death was due to natural causes.
That conclusion sparked widespread public outcry and accusations of a cover-up.
Three days later, police said the pathologist revised his ruling, saying while Pemberton’s death was, in part, due to respiratory failure brought on by a viral infection of the heart, he is of the view that there are other inconsistencies surrounding the manner or mode of death that merited further investigation.
The Russian-born Alexandrov said in light of results of further laboratory tests that were conducted in Trinidad, the method of death is now undetermined.
The result of a second autopsy, if carried out, has not been made public.