Suspect in Kerran slaying released

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The man arrested on suspicion of murdering a Jamaican nurse earlier this year has been released from custody on police bail.

The 35-year-old suspect, who is not being named by the Caymanian Compass because he has not been charged, was taken into custody on 16 November on suspicion of killing 25-year-old Kerran Baker. Ms Baker disappeared the evening of 30 July and has not been heard from since.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has never found her body.

Although the suspect in this case is not charged, release on bail typically means the person must report back to a police station at least once every two weeks. According to Cayman Islands law, a person cannot be held longer than eight days in police custody without charges being filed against them. The eight-day detention period for the man arrested last week expired on Thursday.

Police were asked whether the 35-year-old man was still a suspect in the case, to which a spokesperson replied: “Enquires continue”.

According to police, the first missing persons report to come in concerning Ms Baker was at 7.18pm Sunday evening, 31 July. – about 24 hours after she was last seen alive.

Much of the investigative effort focused on trying to create a timeline to trace where the 25-year-old nurse was in the days and hours before her disappearance.

On Friday night, 29 July, Ms Baker was spotted at a George Town bar. There were reports of an altercation at that bar between her and another woman, but police did not confirm details of the incident.

At around 1.30am on Saturday, 30 July, Ms Baker was spotted by police driving through a traffic roadblock in Red Bay.

Later in the day on Saturday police said she was seen at several locations including: Governor’s Beach at West Bay Road, Cost-U-Less, Kirk Home Centre, the Industrial Park area and the Fosters Food Fair airport store.

The last known sighting of Ms Baker was around 7pm on Saturday, 30 July as she was leaving the Foster’s store.

Attempts to contact Ms Baker by some of her friends on Sunday, 31 July, were not successful. Sometime between 6.15pm and 6.30pm Sunday, Ms Ricketts went to Ms Baker’s home in Bodden Town and with the assistance of the landlord, entered her friend’s apartment.

It was around 12.30pm Monday, 1 August, that Ms Baker’s white Honda Civic was found parked on the cemetery lawn near Pedro St. James Castle.

 

Kerran Baker Honda

Caption: Police search the trunk of Kerran Baker’s Honda on 1 August, after the car was found abandoned near Pedro St. James Castle.
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1 COMMENT

  1. Good grief, either they have enough evidence to charge this man or they are going to let him go too? is there any justice for people and the victims in the Cayman Islands?

    Come on Baines. Its been almost 5 months, either you have your man or you don’t.