Relatives of Vergil Roberts, this country’s 18th homicide victim, have revealed that the 52 year old resident of Cantonement, Vieux Fort suffered in several abusive romantic relationships.
A family member told the Times that Roberts, described as a heavy drinker and smoker who had mental issues, was in an abusive relationship when she died.
“She was not in a happy relationship,” the family member said.
The relative said of the deceased:
“From the time I knew her people were taking advantage of her.”
The relative recalled that the deceased had been sexually assaulted in the past.
But the Times was told that despite her trials, Roberts was a loving individual who liked to make people laugh.
The family member who spoke on condition of anonymity, revealed that the deceased was taking medication for her mental condition.
Police found the body of the 52 year old woman in a house at Vieux Fort last night.
A law enforcement official told the Times that the body bore ‘severe’ marks of violence all over.
A male suspect from Cantonement, Vieux Fort, is currently in police custody assisting with investigations into the woman’s death.