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Posted: Wednesday 12 October, 2022 at 3:17 PM

Guyanese male, unidentified female found dead in burnt house

By: Stanford Conway,

    Injured female hospitalized


    CHARLESTOWN, Nevis - FOLLOWING up on an article published yesterday (Oct. 11) by this media House, headlined “Fire leaves two dead, one hospitalized”, police have provided some details that suggest murder, attempted murder and suicide.


    It was first reported that two persons were discovered dead following a house that was on fire and another individual had underwent emergency surgery at the Alexandra Hospital in Nevis.


    The police have however provided more details in a media statement.


    According to the statement, police on the island are “investigating an incident that occurred at a residence at Ramsbury/Craddock Road in which two individuals were fatally wounded and another was seriously injured”.


    It further stated that sometime after 1:00 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 10), the police responded to a report that someone’s house at Ramsbury/Craddock Road was on fire and that an individual was inside.


    On arrival at the scene, ranks had found that members of the Fire and Rescue Services were extinguishing a fire that had engulfed a house.


    After it was rxtinguished, police ranks had conducted a search of the structure and discovered the burnt body of a female lying in the living room and the body of a male lying in the bathroom. 


    The male has since been identified as 37-year-old Stanford Azore, a national of Guyana who was residing at a separate residence at Ramsbury/Craddock Road. 


    The female was not identified but, according to the police, the would use DNA samples to positively ascertain her identity. 
    Investigations further revealed that Sharon Leitch of Craddock Road underwent emergency surgery for a stab wound she received after intervening in an altercation that occurred at the residence which had later been destroyed by fire. 


    She is currently warded in stable condition at the Alexandra Hospital.


    Personnel from the Forensic Department had visited, processed the scene and collected items of evidential value, but details of what took place are currently unclear. 


    However, as investigations are ongoing, the police are urging persons with information about this incident to contact the Charlestown Police Station by dialling 469-5391, the nearest police station or the Crime Hotline at 707. 


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