Cayman Islands police confirmed Friday that investigators do not have sufficient evidence to charge a suspect arrested last year in connection with the assumed death of a missing nurse.
As was reported earlier in the Caymanian Compass, although no trace of Kerran Baker, 25, has been found, the circumstances
surrounding her disappearance and the findings of police investigators led the RCIPS to classify this case as a murder.
A 35-year-old man, whom the Caymanian Compass is not naming because he has not been charged with a crime, was arrested in November on suspicion of murder in Ms Baker’s case.
“Following extensive inquiries, this man has now been released from his
bail conditions as, at this stage, there is insufficient evidence to
proceed to charge,” a Royal Cayman Islands Police statement issued Friday read.”We can confirm that the enquiry into the disappearance of Kerran Baker remains very active.”
Ms Baker disappeared in late July from her apartment in the Beach Bay area of Grand Cayman. She was last seen alive leaving the Fosters airport grocery store around 7pm on 30 July. She was reported missing about 24 hours later.
RCIPS officers leading the search for Ms Baker’s killer visited her family in Jamaica earlier this week and provided her parents, siblings and fiancee with a comprehensive update on the progress of the investigation, police said.
During the visit officers also met with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
There has been some criticism from Ms Baker’s family in Jamaica regarding how RCIPS has handled the investigation into her disappearance. However, officials said Friday that those issues have been resolved.
“Kerran’s family have been made aware of the development and remain extremely supportive of the RCIPS and the determination of the enquiry team to bring this case to a successful conclusion,” the police statement read.