Haitian police say three men, including the ‘alleged” boyfriend” of a 22-year-old student, whose body was found in a landfill earlier this month, have confessed to her murder.
Inspector Gary Desrosiers, the deputy spokesman of the National Police of Haiti (PNH) said that the three men had been questioned at the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ), as part of the investigation into the kidnapping and murder of Evelyne Sincère.
The men, identified as Obed Joseph, aka “Kiki” the “alleged boyfriend” of the victim, 27-year-old Evald Domerçant, and his 22-year-old brother Michel Jerry Domerchant were paraded before the media on Monday and said they had developed the plan for the sole purpose of making money.
Desrosiers told reporters that on October 29, three days after a first meeting, the student met Joseph in Delmas, who told him that her father was in charge of a church and owned an auto parts business. He said that the three men decided to kidnap the young woman in exchange for a ransom after meeting her on a second occasion.
Joseph claimed he did not want to participate in the kidnapping but admitted that it was he who lured Sincère into the trap. She was held for three days in a house and after her parents refused to pay the ransom, they decided to kill her.
They said after killing her, she was placed in a metal drum and disposed of in a garbage dump. But they deny raping her.
President Jovenel Moise had condemned the murder saying that ‘as the father of a family, I am deeply shocked by the kidnapping followed by the murder.
“Such atrocities are unacceptable. Police and judicial authorities have only one choice: to put the bandits out of harm’s way,” Moise had said in a brief statement.
The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of US$100,000. Media reports said that the family had been able to raise only US$15,000.