Man questioned in Estella case

Police continued to question an unidentified man at George Town Police Station Tuesday in connection with their investigation into the killing of Estella Scott-Roberts, but they were remaining tight-lipped on the man’s relevance to the inquiry.

The man was questioned throughout Monday and remained under arrest at press time Tuesday, although a police spokesperson refused to say what crime the man had been arrested on suspicion of.

It is not clear if the man is being questioned as a witness, a suspect or because of some other link to the case.

‘We are not releasing any information about this man at this stage. This is to protect our investigation and the integrity of our enquiry,’ said Royal Cayman Islands Police Service spokesperson Deborah Denis.

Despite the development, police continued to plead for members of the public to come forward with information on the grisly 10 October killing.

‘We definitely still need people to come forward and to still think back to that night,’ Ms Denis said.

‘If there is anything they saw that is important; if they are missing a red gas canister; if they saw flames in the Barkers area; any information at all is still very important to us.’

Mrs. Scott-Roberts was killed at night after leaving Deckers restaurant on West Bay Road where she had been celebrating her birthday with friends. Her badly burned body was found in her vehicle along the dykes roads in the Barkers area of West Bay. No one has been charged over her death, although police have said they are treating the case as a murder investigation.

The 33-year-old Cayman Brac native’s death sent shockwaves through the Cayman Islands and prompted an outpouring of grief. Thousands of people attended events this past weekend on both Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac paying tribute Mrs. Scott Roberts and to voice their opposition to domestic violence.

Mrs. Scott-Roberts was a tireless campaigner against domestic violence, having helped found the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, a refuge for abused women and their children. Her previous position as director of the Crisis Centre sometimes required her to testify in court on behalf of domestic violence victims.

Anyone with information about the death of Mrs. Scott-Roberts is asked to contact police immediately on 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).

Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to US$125,000. Any information could be crucial to this investigation.

To contact the investigation team directly, people can call: DI Kim Evans: 926-1773; DC Wade Chase: 925-7240; DC Charmane Dalhouse: – 926-3975; or DC Karl Lovell: 925-6761.