Tribune Freeport Reporter


WANTED murder suspect William Leslie Forbes was captured on Tuesday afternoon by police some 24 hours following the brutal stabbing death of 31-year-old Natacha Mondelus.

Asst Supt Loretta Mackey confirmed that Forbes, 36, was apprehended in the early afternoon hours in the area of Bahama Terrace, Freeport.

Mondelus, 31, of Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock, was murdered on Monday. Her body was discovered just outside the door of a residence on Jack Smith Corner shortly after 12.30pm.

Reports are that she suffered a severe injury to the neck and upper body during an argument with a man with whom she had been involved in a relationship.

Mondelus, who is of Haitian heritage, is an American. She has been living in the Bahamas for many years with relatives.

Her death is the first homicide on Grand Bahama for 2012.

There have been rumours of continuing bickering between the couple for days leading up to her death.

Police launched an intensive search for Forbes, a resident of Amberjack Street, Caravel Beach.

Forbes had been on the run since Monday midday. Police issued an all points bulletin for him.

His days on the lam did not last long as officers, acting on information, moved in and made the arrest without incident.

ASP Mackey thanked members of the public for their support.

Monday's tragedy has rocked the small community of Hanna Hill, where many residents there described Mondelus as a very nice person.

Some persons were overcome with grief as her body was being removed by morticians from the bloody scene outside a small pink wooden structure where she lived with her aunt.


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