Saint Lucia police have categorically denied that murder victim, Hermina Lorde, was a police informant.
Superintendent George Nicholas issued the denial on Monday.
He said reports are circulating that Lorde was an informant at the time of her death.
“We are categorically denying that statement,” he declared.
“Hermia Lorde was never an informant of the police. She has never provided information to the police that led to the arrest or capture of anybody,” Nicholas asserted.
And he said investigators are ‘zeroing in ‘on a possible motive for her killing.
However, Nicholas made it clear that her death was not related in any ‘way, form or fashion’ to giving information to the police.
A lone gunman shot Lorde multiple times on Saturday before fleeing.
It occurred in full view of early morning commuters near the Gros Islet bus stand.
A medical official later pronounced the 49 year old Executive Secretary of the Gros Islet Minibus Association dead at the OKEU Hospital.
However, investigators are yet to make an arrest.
Nevertheless, Superintendent Nicholas said that investigators are pursuing some ‘strong leads’.