Police still awaiting results on three DNA samples
February 10, 2012
Police still awaiting results on three DNA samples

Local police have not yet received the results of DNA tests being done on three decomposed bodies found here late last year.{{more}}

And Commissioner of Police Keith Miller says he does not know when the results will be ready.

In a brief interview with SEARCHLIGHT on Wednesday evening, Commissioner of Police Keith Miller said he has been informed by the overseas testing lab that the results are not yet ready.

Miller noted that when they sent off the samples, the police had been given a three week period for the return of results, upon receipt of the samples of DNA.

One of the tests is to determine whether a body, which was found in the Dauphine-Welcome area back in October 2011 is that of missing woman Shanika Small, who went missing on October 21. The corpse was discovered by police around 8:30 am on October 30.

Another test is being done is in relation to Anthony “Brassy” Nero, 52, of Redemption Sharpes. On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, a decomposed body, believed to be that of Nero, was found in a septic tank in the yard of a house at Redemption Sharpes.

Police are also awaiting results of test from another decomposed body believed to be that of 12-year-old Layou resident Stephon Miller.

That corpse was found by police on Friday, November 4, 2011, in an area of the Layou mountains known as ‘Hunt Hole’, five weeks after Miller went missing from his London Road, Layou home.