4th murder in Tobago for 2017 …GIRL’S THROAT SLIT

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Tobago recorded its fourth murder for 2017 with the discovery of the body of a 15-year-old student. Her throat was slit.

Abiela Adams’ body was found in Courland, on Tobago’s north west coast, on Saturday. 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  7.30 pm on Friday. The body was removed to the Scarborough General Hospital for an autopsy on Monday.

Police have no suspects.


Tobago’s first murder was Kurt Clarke, of Lambeau, who was shot and killed while driving in his car through Orange Hill Road, Prospect, Tobago.

Reports say a woman and a four-year-old child were also in the car when the incident happened. The woman was also shot and wounded, however, the child was physically unharmed.

The woman was rushed to the hospital for treatment. 

The second murder victim was Dale “Redman” Boucher.

Boucher’s bullet-riddled body was discovered on the roadway in Roxborough by residents of the area who heard the explosions.

The police were notified and a team of officers from the Tobago Division visited the scene.

The third Tobago murder victim was Junior ‘Copper’ Roberts, 34, of Buccoo New Road, Buccoo.

According to reports, Roberts was driving his silver grey Nissan Almera east along Auchenskeoch Road, Buccoo, around 9.35 pm last Sunday when several gunshots were heard. The vehicle later spun out of control and ran off the roadway into some bushes.

Roberts was taken out the vehicle and placed on the pavement by passers-by and officers from the Old Grange Police Station were called. He was rushed to the Scarborough General Hospital in a police vehicle, but succumbed to his injuries while undergoing emergency surgery around 10.20 pm. He was reportedly shot three times in his chest.

Police said Roberts had a pending drug matter before the court.
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Abiela Adams
Junior ‘Copper’ Roberts
Kurt Clarke

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