Friday 15 December, 2017

Carlsen Field victims identified via DNA testing

The remains of three persons who were killed and left in a house in Carlsen Field which was then set on fire have been positively identified.

The results of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) testing were recently made available, which confirmed the deceased as Michelle Harrylal, her boyfriend Michael Applewhite and their friend Marlon Dyer.

The charred remains of the three victims were found on the morning of August 24, in a home off Tanteak Road, Carlsen Field.

Residents of the area had seen smoke coming from the direction of the home, which was said to be in a secluded area, however, they thought nothing of it at the time.

It was not until Harrylal's three-year-old son was found wandering a street in Carlsen Field that morning were concerns raised.

The toddler reportedly told neighbours that his mother had “gone to heaven”.

Residents investigated and found the burnt-out house and remains of three people.

There was a trail of blood in the bushes leading to the house.

More on this as it becomes available.