Three serving fire officers suspected of taking and circulating photographs of victims of a suspected murder-suicide in Bodden Town are under investigation.
According to a police statement released Friday, the three fire officers are “subject of a report” to the Chief Fire Officer and the Chief Officer of the Ministry of Home Affairs in relation to photographs of the two Jamaican nationals, whose bodies were found on Sunday, 9 February.
“The RCIPS has outlined the circumstances of the taking and distribution of the images in a report to the chief officers,” the statement read.
It continued: “The police enquiry into the circulation of the images continues and the RCIPS is in close liaison with the [Director of Public Prosecution’s] office who will ultimately decide what, if any offenses, have been committed in relation to the distribution of the images.”
The images were spread via social media in the days following the murder-suicide in Lookout Gardens, about a mile north of Anton Bodden Drive.
The murder victim, 21-year-old Nichelle Anna-Kay Thomas, apparently was stabbed and slashed by her attacker.
Outside the residence, the body of 39-year-old Devon Campbell was found hanging from a tree. Investigators described the incident as a “homicide and possible suicide” that “may be domestic-related.”
Police are appealing for anyone with information relating to the dissemination of the photographs to contact Detective Inspector Dennis Walkington on 325-8161.