Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Homicide takes life of 51-year-old Caye Caulker woman


On the night of Tuesday August 23rd, 51-year-old Caye Caulker resident Jennifer Coleman was murdered inside her apartment complex in Aventurera Street. Around 11:30PM, while in her home, Coleman was believed to have been stabbed multiple times in the neck with a knife.
Visibly injured, Coleman proceeded to seek help from her neighbors. Before her neighbor could call the police, Coleman collapsed and hemorrhaged. Shortly after, Police arrived at the scene and rushed her to the local polyclinic.

Jennifer Colman
Jennifer Colman

Deputy Coastal Executive Officer Henry Jemmott stated that Coleman was pronounced dead on arrival. “At about eleven-fifty, police was called out to a street south of the island where it was explained that a female was lying face down in a pool of blood. Police responded and found the female in the said position. Because our primary motive is to save life, she was picked up and rushed to the polyclinic; upon arrival she was pronounced dead by the doctor there. Initial reports into the matter are that she was at her room and someone…entered and caused the injuries to her. She tried to escape from the person, heading towards the front of the establishment to get help,” said Jemmot in an interview to Channel 5 News.
Although Coleman was known to suffer from depression, police are not confirming that it was a case of domestic violence. It is alleged that Coleman might have been involved in a relationship with her killer. In light of her murder, one person who frequently visited Coleman has been detained by police for questioning. Police are currently searching for another suspect thought to be involved in this shocking homicide.
According to Deputy Coastal Executive Officer Jemmott, since the homicide is in its infant stage, there are no motives as of yet. In addition, police are not certain if a knife was used as the weapon. “We have recovered a knife; we are not certain if that is the murder weapon. At this time, we have the scenes of crime processing the scene properly and whatsoever evidence or any other tool that is found that we think could have been used in…this crime will be sent to the lab and tested. We know that she was stabbed to the neck and that may have caused her demise. More [than] likely it was someone who had access to the room or had entered the room before. We are suspecting,” ended Jemmot.

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