Charges Laid In The 2015 Murder of Yanna Auguste

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Due to the diligent effort of officers attached to the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force’s Special Investigations Unit, charges have been laid in relation to the death of Yanna Auguste.

Yanna’s unresponsive body was discovered in Soufriere on July 12, 2015, along with her damaged motorcar. A post mortem examination determined that she died as a result of asphyxia.

Since the discovery, officers have exhausted all avenues to bring closure to the matter, and on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, a male was arrested under suspicion for having perpetrated the murder.

On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, Zaccheus Leon, a forty five (45) year old resident of Bexon, Castries was formally charged for causing the death of Yanna Auguste, between July 11, 2015 and July 12, 2015.

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He was escorted before the First District Court for a bail hearing, where he was remanded in custody until Friday, May 27, 2022.

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force wishes to reiterate that despite the period of time elapsed, our officers spare no effort in bringing matters to resolution.

We remain committed to creating a safer environment for all people in Saint Lucia.

Anyone with information relating to a crime is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 4563754 or the Crime Hotline at 45-CRIME.

Source: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Good. Finally we are seeing progress with these cases. Continue the great work officers. Reporter/Journalist please ask more questions. Give us more information. What was the evidence? When will the sentencing happen? How many years is in prison he likely to face? Interview him or his lawyers, get some reasoning as to why he did what he did.

  2. I know we working with little when it comes to dealing, please pay some emphasis on the excused family history. Those who know will understand.

  3. Oh wow this is great news for her mom. Last night I saw her mom talking about her late daughter and boom someone arrested and charge for her murder.

  4. wow i honestly never realized i knew the guy, all along he doesn’t seem to be someone that would be a murderer, i know this isnt written on our faces but like the song says some of us f#### up and my guess is he did this and got scared and threw the car over there but what possible could be the cause to choke her to a point to killing her.? he himself also has kids and i believe even a daughter as well. sigh.

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