Two Persons of Interest Wanted for Two Hanover Females Murdered

Jamaica News, April 13, 2018 – Two Hanover Females Murdered                                 

Hanover, Jamaica (McKoy’s New) – The Hanover police have now released the names of two Persons of Interest, who they say can assist them in their investigations into the murder of two females in separate incidents in the parish on Thursday night.

The men being sought have been identified as Chadron Crooks, otherwise called “Chad” and he is of Police Hill in Cousins Cove in Green Island, while the other man has being listed as Ruel Thorpe otherwise called “Brown man” and he is of a St James address, but was also living in Salt Spring in Green Island.

The police say they are now asking both men to turn themselves over to the police, and they are also asking anyone knowing the whereabouts of these men to contact the nearest police station.

Two Hanover Females Murdered: The police have given the name of the victims as 53-year-old Barbara Gilpin of New Town District in Lucea and female shop operator as 39-year-old Rhonda Smith, otherwise called “Suzette” of Salt Spring in Green Island, Hanover.

The bridge outside her bar where she was shot and killed and five others injured.

Reports by the police are that shortly after 10: 30 p.m. on Thursday, Smith who operates a bar and shop at a section of Salt Spring in Green Island known as Wire Bridge, had just close up business for the day, when the five male victims who are all customers to the female, accompanied her to her gate, which is in close proximity to her place of business.

Voice clip of  Smith’s step-father

On reaching a section of the roadway, two men armed with handguns ambushed them and opened fire hitting all six persons to their bodies.

The wounded men ran into bushes, but Smith was cornered by the gunmen who shot her several more times.

The other incident occurred about an hour later at New Town, Gilpin and her son was at home when gunmen kicked open the door of house and shot them both.