Tobago teenager murdered: Throat slit

Trinidad Express:-A frantic overnight search for missing 15-year-old Abiela Adams has ended, with the discovery of her body. Her throat was slit, police said.

Adams’ body was found in Courland, on Tobago’s north west coast. Some of her clothing was missing, indicating that she was the victim of sexual assault or an attempted assault.

When she went missing, family members made a report to police. And friends and family went on social media asking for help in locating her.

Adams, a pupil of the Signal Hill Secondary School and a youth footballer, was last seen at around 7.30p.m. on Friday.

She was described as wearing a black top and black “football” pants. Adams was a highly regarded members of her school football team.

The killing is the fourth for the year in Tobago. In all of 2016, there were four murders in Tobago.


  1. Faizal Hossen
    February 13, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Melbourne, Australia. So sad. HANG THE CRIMINAL/S. NO OTHER OPTION IS ACCEPTABLE. Enough is enough. The Caribbean deserves better.

  2. Khayti
    February 14, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Get some higher authority on the criminal investigation to investigate these murders. Out local police seem to be suggesting rape or attempted rape based on position or condition of bodies. The frequency of these murders cannot be explained. It appears these are not random murders neither are these murders committed by ordinary hot pants looking for sex with young girls. Something is amiss. The same thing is happening in Jamaica. Perhaps the Caribbean is becoming a hotbed for something more sinister and whoever is involved is making it appear like rape. It is high time the authorities took a closer look at these murders and find a way to prevent them. In the meantime, the citizens will most certainly have to look out for each other…be each other’s keepers.

  3. Murile
    March 12, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Murder in Tobago… never mind 4 murders… was unheard of when we first began visiting there in the 70’s. this is one reason we have stopped visiting there: last time we stayed in Black rock there were several attacks, and 1 murder, in that area, and it scared the daylights out of us. We also felt being in Black rock left us quite defenseless ; police took ages to get there following a complaint of any kind. (according to victims we talked to or saw interviewed, etc.) That combined with a few personal experiences with locals who now seem more intimidating than friendly, and who had their hands out for tips and payment for anything they did from singing on the beach to giving us directions, really turned us off the a former paradise.