Prosecutor confirms murder-suicide

POSTED: 04/25/12 3:41 PM

GREAT BAY – Cleon A. Bourne  stabbed  Burger King manager Cheryl V. Withrite on Sunday morning before killing himself, the prosecutor’s office confirmed in a press release issued yesterday. “The thorough investigation in this case, both forensic and by talking to witnesses, has not shown any indication for other scenarios or the involvement of third parties,” Chief Prosecutor mr. Hans Mos stated.

On Sunday morning a police patrol was directed to an apartment at the A.Th. Illidge Road to check on possible problems with one of the tenants. Officers were unable to enter the apartment. During their onsite investigation Police officers were confronted with the later male victim by the name of Cleon A. Bourne (55) from Guyana, who already was severely injured and who jumped from the upstairs bedroom window further seriously injuring himself.

Paramedics treated Bourne (55) on site before taking him to the St. Maarten Medical Center, where he .died around nine o’clock that same morning.

After entering the house, officers found Withrite’s lifeless body. The 52-year-old died of multiple stab wounds.

The prosecutor’s office states that both victims had been in a relationship for quite some time and that they lived together in the apartment on Illidge Road. “For some unknown reason the relationship had gone bad. Witnesses heard an early morning rumor in the house and crying.”

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