A 20-year-old unemployed `A’ Field Sophia man is in custody and assisting with the investigation into the alleged murder of his one and a half years old niece, Ronasha Pilgrim of 98 North Sophia, Greater Georgetown which occurred between 3.30 and 4 this morning, at the said address.
Investigations, police said, revealed that the deceased along with her brothers ages 10 and 12 years had been left in the house by their father who went to work and about the time mentioned the suspect allegedly broke a northern window, entered the house and attempted to relieve the now deceased of her earrings. She began to scream and the suspect allegedly tossed her through a window into the swamped yard. On leaving, the suspect allegedly placed a pile of wood on top of the deceased who was submerged under the approximately 11/2 feet depth water and slush. The body is presently at the Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination. An investigation is in progress.