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Still no leads into double murder – Police

Police at the scene of the last week’s double murder.

Investigators have said they still have no leads into the chilling double murder of an 11-year-old girl and a 41-year-old man on Tortola last week.

Police made the disclosure today after their one-week anniversary visit to the crime scene on the West End Public Road.

Detectives said they had hopes of uncovering new information but they came up empty-handed.

“Many members of the community were quite open, accommodating and receptive to us – willing to help if they could and for that we are grateful. However, we are unfortunately no further ahead than we were before. There are still no real leads in the investigation of these homicides,” police said.

Investigators, however, expressed confidence that residents are withholding valuable information.

“We absolutely know there are people out there in the community who know of the plan or the motive behind these deaths. We are appealing to you to come forward and help us to bring justice in this very disturbing case,” police said.

Trinity Moses (11) and 41-year-old Franklin Penn were gunned down by motor scooter riders

Reports indicate that on November 22 about 9:30pm, the murder victims were travelling along the West End public road in the area of the graveyard when at least two scooter riders rode up beside the vehicle.

The scooter riders reportedly fired several shots inside the vehicle before speeding off. Trinity’s mother was also in the vehicle, and is receiving treatment at hospital.

Persons are invited to contact D.I. Joe Goff directly at (284) 368-9342 or the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Intelligence Unit at (284) 368-9339 to provide this information.

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