St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Police have confirmed that the body discovered in the hills of Olivees Wednesday night (June 14), is that of Leanna Napoleon, the 17-year-old who went missing since May 8.
According to the authorities, her body was discovered in a shallow grave.
One person has been taken into police custody.
Police have not said how it was they came to find the body, the condition in which it was found, or by what means identification was made.
It is clear however that Leanna’s death is being treated as a homicide, putting the toll at 15 thus far in 2017.
At the adjournment of Thursday's session of the National Assembly, many of the parliamentarians commended police for their efforts over the past six weeks in trying to locate the teenager. They also offered condolences to Leanna’s family, friends, and schoolmates.
Via a police press release Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley said while this is not the outcome they were hoping for, their hearts go out to the family and friends of Leanna Napoleon.
He is quoted as saying, “We hope that the family can begin the healing process and find some closure. As Commissioner, I ask the general public to be sensitive and keep the family in their thoughts and prayers."