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42-Year-Old Man Arrested After Zns Radio Host’S Murder

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ZNS radio announcer Scott Richards.

By SANCHESKA BROWN

Tribune Staff Reporter

sbrown@tribunemedia.net

POLICE arrested a 42-year-old man early yesterday morning in connection with the murder of a veteran ZNS radio broadcaster last week.

Officer-in-Charge of the Central Detective Unit, Chief Superintendent Paul Rolle, said police arrested the suspect, a resident of Quakoo Street, around 4am.

Chief Supt Rolle said police believe the motive for the murder was robbery.

The arrest came days after a 30-year-old woman also wanted by police in connection with the murder turned herself in for questioning. Police reported that the woman, a resident of Plantol Street, surrendered to the Central Detective Unit just before 6pm on Saturday, two hours after a wanted bulletin with a photo was issued.

An initial sketch of the person believed to be a suspect in the killing of 48-year-old Scott Richards near Bonefish Pond was released the day before.

Last Thursday, Assistant Commissioner of Police Leon Bethel told reporters at the crime scene that officers from the Carmichael Road Police Station were on routine patrol near Bonefish Pond when they found the victim’s body.

“They were checking the area around 9.55am, when they saw a vehicle they thought to be suspicious. It was a grey Durango (vehicle). They decided to check further and about 100 feet away from the vehicle was the body of a man lying on the ground,” ACP Bethel said.

Richards was a radio announcer for ZNS Inspiration 107.9 FM.

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