Police investigation continues in bludgeoning incident

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Officers within the Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda (RPFAB) have recovered “several pieces of evidence” which they believe will assist them as they continue their investigations into an incident that has left a woman fighting for her life in hospital.
Police said the evidence is being “examined” and it is anticipated that it will lead to an arrest and possible charge(s).
The victim, Althea Henry, was found beaten and left for dead in Radio Range.  Her battered body was discovered on Monday morning, after someone reportedly heard a commotion and screams in the area.
She is now in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) in stable but serious medical condition, according to Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Frankie Thomas.
One suspect – said to be her 53-year-old boyfriend – has been in police custody since Monday, and is assisting the police with the ongoing investigation. For now, the Jamaican man, who OBSERVER media has learnt was a former police officer in his country of birth, is being considered the main suspect in the case.
Inspector Thomas told OBSERVER media that the police will use the allotted 48-hour detainment period to find out “as much as possible” from the suspect. He also sought to assure those concerned that “things are happening”.
The 47-year-old victim is the mother of two teenage boys and an adolescent girl. She is currently an employee at the local passport office.
Her other family members, who have been informed, reside in Canada, and are expected to arrive on island shortly to offer their support.

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