Suspects held in brutal Tobago murder

Three suspects have been held in connection with the brutal murder of British national Richard Wheeler and his wife Grace. Speaking with reporters this afternoon, Tobago police said two of the suspects held are locals and the other is a St. Vincent national.

Police also said they have not sought foreign assistance while they conduct their investigation, and they have been getting a high degree of support from citizens.

Regarding the issue of whether or not there is a link between the suspects and serial killings over the last seven years on the island, police said there is no evidence to support that theory at this time.

Police also say they are confident of a successful conclusion to the investigation and will make their recommendations to the Director of Public Prosecutions once the investigations are concluded.

British national Richard Wheeler and his wife Grace- a Trinidad & Tobago national, were brutally murdered on Tuesday.

Their bodies were found by their gardener at around 11 a.m. Grace was found on the lawn of the property with her throat slit while Richard was found in the house with several chop wounds about his body.

Earlier today Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says he is not surprised that the United Kingdom’s foreign office has issued an advisory warning of the latest murder of a British national.


While the foreign office did not name wheeler, it indicated in its updated travel advisory that there was a murder of a British national.

Speaking with members of the media at a post cabinet media briefing today, Dr Rowley said those guilty of the murders will be found.

Richard was a lawyer while his wife, Grace, was a real estate agent. There were calls for a heightened investigation by the police in the case from the law association among others and calls on the public to step forward with information anyone might have

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