Is Shanika Small’s death still under investigation?

Shanika Small

Shanika Small

How long does it take for DNA samples to be tested?

Since the discovery of the body believed to be that of Shanika Small, the police have been mum on the state of the investigation. Are they still pursuing the matter?

Since October in 2011 DNA samples were sent for testing to confirm the identity of the body. To this day we have not heard a word. Is it true that the results have been withheld pending the payment of the applicable fees?

It appears as if Shanika is completely forgotten. Meanwhile her killer is probably after his third victim!

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by mediaimran on May 8, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Dear Editor,
    I met Shanika Small on one of my trips to St Vincent a few years ago. After tiring travel I encountered her gracious warmth at the front desk of Grenadine House where she was employed as a front desk attendant. Grenadine House is by no means the Ritz but of the many hotels I have stayed at, the experience there was memorable. This was in large measure as a result of the wonderful staff at the hotel. I recall Shanika to be courteous, conscientious and engaging.
    She was charming too and spared no effort in ensuring that my stay was comfortable and indeed enjoyable. Every night before she left work she enquired of my colleagues and I whether we were comfortable and ensured that she provided us with all necessary information in the event we needed anything. The hospitality and patience of the staff, and especially Shanika, has remained with me since.
    It should come as no surprise therefore that I was today deeply saddened to have learnt of Shanika’s disappearance last October. Several months have passed since her disappearance and what appears to be her passing but to me it is rather fresh.
    I recall my colleagues and I chatting with Shanika and she spoke of her ambitions to further her studies overseas and pursuing a successful career. Shanika spoke of wanting to study overseas but was insistent that her plans were to return to St Vincent to live and work.
    She impressed me as a focussed and determined young lady. That her life has been cut short in what was reported to be most barbaric and brutal circumstances has been rightfully condemned widely. I too add my condemnation. I trust that her family will have closure as every effort would be made to ensure the DNA test results are made available.
    I pray too that the coward(s) who murdered her is/are brought to justice.
    Shanika did not deserve to die in such inhumane circumstances. Hers was a warm and affable soul. In her own small way she was a most gracious and excellent ambassador for her country. Her murderer(s) has/have robbed St Vincent of a shining star. May her soul rest in peace.
    Yours faithfully
    Imran Khan
    mediaimran.wordpress.com

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  2. “… after third victim!”????

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  3. Posted by Amanda on April 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    That’s why we are having so much crimes, because when the criminals see the rate at which they are being brought to justice they will continue committing these barbaric crimes because to them “When yo dead yo done”. There’s no justice for the families of these innocent victims who’s forced to live with the horrible truth that their loved ones are gone forever. and the beast responsible is still walking the street looking to (or may have already) claim another victim. It so sad………..

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  4. Posted by Chalkie on April 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    God is Love, always!

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  5. I am totally disgusted at the rate these vincentian men going. Is it that their brains cells are depleting? Are they not fathers of daughters? Are they not sons of mothers? And what is the law of SVG doing to speedily bring Shanika’s death dealer to his knees? There are more questions than answers in a society where we are made to believe that democracy and freedom reigns. Those who are involved in the judicial system should do more to help bring justice to this chaos. Bring back SVG. Bring back justice. Bring back the christian way!

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