Report: Child found dead in car

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed late Monday morning that a six year old girl’s body was found in a vehicle, the victim of an apparent homicide.

“This is a murder inquiry,” RCIPS Chief Superintendent Kurt Walton said of the case.

The vehicle was located in the bush just off Queens Highway after 4:30 a.m. Monday. The car was found down a dirt track several hundred yards west of Barefoot Beach in East End.

The child was found in the front seat of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police did not immediately state how the child died, but the death did appear to be suspicious.

Police also located the child’s mother, alive, on a beach near where the vehicle was found. 

Mr. Walton later confirmed that a 37-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the case. The senior officer did not state that it was the child’s mother who had been arrested, but the Cayman Compass understands it was the child’s mother who was arrested.

Please check back to www.caycompass.com for more details later today….

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