The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is continuing investigations into the
apparent murder of Mrs Estella Scott-Roberts. A team of experienced detectives are working
on the case led by Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Kennett who
has over 20 years experience in investigating serious crime.
‘We understand that this investigation is drawing a lot of interest and concern from
the community,’ said Mr Kennett.
At this time the investigation team is following a number of lines of enquiry, some of
which are being debated within the community. On the third day of the investigation, Mr
Kennett reaffirmed that some of the enquiries being carried out focus on work that Mrs
Scott-Roberts carried out in the past. He emphasized however, that this is not the sole focus
of the investigation and that there are other lines of enquiry being looked at. ‘We have to
keep an open mind and explore all possibilities,’ he said.
Initial forensic examinations of the vehicle have been completed and a number of
items have been recovered that may assist in confirming the identity of the victim.
Investigations are continuing into the cause of the fire although it is clear that an accelerant
was used. The opinion of fire experts is likely to be sought. Forensic Pathologist, Dr Bruce
Hyma has arrived in Grand Cayman and is expected to examine the remains today.
Some additional items have been seized for forensic analysis. Following independent
searches of the Barkers area by friends of Mrs Scott-Roberts, Scenes of Crime Officers
collected a number of items from a site around 1-mile away from where the vehicle was
found. These include birthday confetti similar to that which was present at the dinner, as well
as some other items. ‘It is too early to jump to conclusions about these items,’ said Mr
Kennett. ‘What we can say is that they have been seized and will be examined to find out if
they bear any significance to this investigation.’
‘It is important that I take this opportunity to address some community concerns,’ he
continued. ‘Rumors are circulating that a series of rapes have recently taken place in West
Bay. This is not the case. Another item of discussion is that this case bears similarities to
that of the late Frederic Bise. There is no evidence that the 2 are connected other than by
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) also wants to confirm that the
location where Estella was last seen, the car park adjacent to Deckers, was treated as a
crime scene and processed by Scenes of Crime Officers immediately. The scene was later
released once all forensic examinations had been exhausted.
‘As stated, a number of lines of enquiry are being carried out. There is a lot of police
work to do and we are all working as hard and as best as we can to find out what has taken
place,’ Mr Kennett added.
Investigators are continuing to appeal for information about the movements of Mrs
Scott-Roberts and her vehicle after 11.30pm on Friday night (October 10). Anyone who saw
her car or anything suspicious in the West Bay area should contact police immediately, no
matter how insignificant the information may seem.
Mr Kennett concluded by trying to address some safety concerns in the community.
‘People are asking if they should be worried, if they are safe,’ he said. ‘Until we know what
has happened, it would be reckless to speculate about this. However, what I can say is that
everybody should always be aware of their surroundings whether they are here or abroad.
We are a small community and we need to keep an eye out for each other. Keep watch on
your neighbourhood and if you spot suspicious behaviour, report it to the police.’
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police immediately on
949-4222 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). Any information could be crucial to this
investigation. All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a
reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of