Sisters perish in fire, no leads police say

April 25, 2016

Up to late last night police were unable to say if any foul play was involved in the death of two sisters who were burnt to death in a fire at their home in Crossroad, Keith, near Brown's Town in St Ann early Sunday morning.

Sixty-nine-year old Janet James and her young sister, 57-year-old Paulette James, both reportedly died in the fire that engulfed their home shortly before 5 a.m.

According to the police, the residents alerted them of a three-bedroom dwelling seen ablaze around 4:50 a.m.

The firemen who arrived on the scene reportedly doused the flames and found the remains of the sisters during cooling down exercises. 

Police said they are conducting further investigations along with the fire department to determine the cause of the blaze and find out if any foul play is suspected.

As investigations continue, the police have increased patrols in Keith, Thickets and adjoining communities following a recent upsurge in criminal activities, which residents say have left them fearful. 

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