A House Goes Up In Flames: Man’s Charred Remains Found Inside, Woman Hospitalized With Stabbed Wounds

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The Clarendon Police are investigating a suspected case of domestic violence which has left one man dead, a woman hospitalized and their house burned down. 

It happened yesterday morning in Pleasant Valley in Clarendon. 
Dead is 28-year-old Mark Riley.

The May Pen Police say about 4:15 yesterday morning, residents heard cries for help coming from a woman, whose house was also seen engulfed in flames.

The woman had been stabbed several times.

After extinguishing the blaze, fire fighters found Mr Riley’s charred remains in the house, among the rubble.  The woman remains hospitalised in serious condition. 

In the meantime, the Police are renewing their appeal to victims of domestic violence to seek help. 

The Police say intervention can be sought from the Courts, Churches and other support centers, including the Constabulary’s Domestic Violence Intervention Centres across the island.



Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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