No rape confirmation in Vieux Fort incident

No rape confirmation in Vieux Fort incident

There has been no confirmation of rape in last evening’s Vieux Fort incident, in which a fifty-two year old male  and his female companion were kidnapped and he was hacked to death, Police have told the Times.

Saint Lucia Police have however confirmed that that homicide victim, Francis Cyrillien, and a female companion were kidnapped by two masked men last night.

A senior Police official said the deceased and the woman were sitting in a vehicle at Bois Chadon, Vieux Fort, when the woman reported that two masked men brandishing a cutlass and a knife rushed on them and forced themselves into the vehicle.

She reported that her window was up but the window on the driver’s side was down.

Each of the two bandits entered the vehicle from opposite sides.

It is reported that the men forced the Cyrillien to drive into a wooded area of Bois Chadon near the beach, where both he and his companion were tied up.

According to information, the homicide victim, who is an employee of Courts Saint Lucia Limited,  sustained multiple wounds when the men attacked him.

His female companion, with whom he had earlier been chatting in the vehicle, was also injured  by the men.

The Police told the Times that one of Cyrillien’s hands was almost severed and the other has what appeared to be wounds sustained in defending himself against his attackers.

The deceased also had wounds to the head, the Police said.

Both he and his female companion were tied to trees, the woman reportedly being forced to strip naked by the bandits.

The Police said the woman managed to free herself after about four hours and summon law enforcers after the assailants left in the black two-door pickup with the marking – Servitech, in which she and Cyrillien were sitting.

It is reported that several persons refused to stop, despite seeing a naked woman begging for help.

Eventually, a taxi driver stopped,gave the distraught female a tee shirt to cover herself and took her to the Police station where she was able to lead officers to the crime scene.

The female was later taken to hospital.

The bloodied vehicle has since been recovered in Babonneau.

The Police have  disclosed that Cyrillien was was found lying face up with his hands tied at his back.

His feet were also tied, it is reported.

The incident is believed to haveoccurred after 4 PM yesterday.

The Police have issued an appeal to anyone who may have information about the Vieux Fort incident that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators, to contact the nearest police station.


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  1. Cockma
    March 13, 2016 at 3:13 pm Reply


    1. Anonymous
      March 13, 2016 at 5:42 pm Reply

      Bodiah cockma

  2. 20 20 world cup live
    March 13, 2016 at 3:50 pm Reply

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  3. Jay
    March 13, 2016 at 3:52 pm Reply

    I don’t believe that woman one bit

    1. Anonymous
      March 13, 2016 at 4:12 pm Reply

      Why not?

  4. Anonymous
    March 13, 2016 at 4:02 pm Reply

    The sequence of events would make sense if he was followed from his hometown. Hope the investigation can pick up some evidence as to who the perpetrators are. After all, if the vehicle is bloodied; it means they did not clean up which means some clues left behind.

  5. Anonymous
    March 13, 2016 at 4:39 pm Reply

    I don’t believe her one bit the police have to investigate the wife as well I read one article this morning and said the woman was rap who is lieing

  6. Joan David
    March 13, 2016 at 5:12 pm Reply

    What is going on in our country everyday is something new

  7. Lucian Gal
    March 13, 2016 at 5:42 pm Reply

    Bless you taxi man.
    Regardless how the story unfolds… you did a christian act.

    1. Anonymous
      March 14, 2016 at 7:40 am Reply


  8. Concerned
    March 13, 2016 at 9:33 pm Reply

    I think that this woman is not giving the full story. She is lying about certain things and of the vehicle WS brought back to the mans area this was not a random attack. It was targeted and the police also need to question his wife. There are so many holes in this story

  9. Angella Charles
    March 13, 2016 at 11:53 pm Reply

    I donot believe this woman there is more to that story check the wife who bring the van to babaoneau?

  10. Francis
    March 14, 2016 at 4:17 am Reply

    I think this is a very easy catch,arrest this woman and force an explanation from her,thats a setup,or any other women in his life because this was mastermind by a woman ,
    If this woman have a boyfriend question him too,why would someone go there with their wife/partners or even a good friend that doesn’t have something to hide,sorry might sound hash but but the woman and her boyfriend or a recent x boyfriend,check her mobile phone to look for messages of contact whilst they was there,

  11. Anonymous
    March 14, 2016 at 2:45 pm Reply

    That story is missing a piece

  12. Anonymous
    March 15, 2016 at 5:42 am Reply

    Vieux fort currently is plagued with a spate of armed robbery but there’s no record of anyone being hurt or driven out to an isolated area to be tortured, and this is what makes this case different. Looks like a setup by all accounts also given the fact that the vehicle was driven back near his place of residence. Seems premeditated to me. I doubt there was one vehicle involved. Whoever orchestrated this knew exactly what they were doing

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