By: Spokesman Newsroom
BASSETERRE, St.Kitts– The brother of 17-year-old Leanna ‘Tiney’ Napoleon found dead and buried in the mountainous Olivees area is one of the two young men charged with that crime while a third suspect is being looked for by police.
Yesterday (Monday 19th June), police reported that two suspects taken into custody on suspicion of the teen’s murder have been arrested, formally charged and cautioned.
They are the deceased’s brother 19- Brandon Lee Wells of Buckley’s Housing Development and 18-year-old Travien Liddie of St. Johnson’s Village.
Police say both have been charged with the offence of murder and were charged on Saturday (June 17) and Monday (June 19) respectively.
Reportedly, a warrant in the first instance is in existence for 19-year-old Ivan ‘Chinyman’ Phillip of Shadwell.
According to the police, he too will be charged with the offence of murder.
Reports from the local authorities indicated Napoleon was found dead and buried overnight Wednesday (14th June) in a far out mountainous region of the Olivee’s area located beyond the Buckley’s community.
Buckley’s Site was one of the two areas the teen girl, who had been missing for over a month, was last seen on Monday 8th May. The other area was on Fort Street.
Napoleon, who was a fifth form student of the Basseterre High School (BHS), was discovered in a shallow grave.
Her death is the 15th recorded homicide for 2017 in the Federation to date with nine on St.Kitts and six on Nevis.