Cops continue to probe death of sisters

May 08, 2017
Five-year-old Rosrick Deviana King and four-year-old Rosricka Devrickaye King.

 

Investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the death of sisters, five-year-old Rosrick Deviana King and four-year-old Rosricka Devrickaye King.

The toddlers were pronounced dead on arrival at Bustamante Hospital for Children last Saturday morning.

Though the police believe there was foul play, based on doctors' report and preliminary examination, an autopsy is to be conducted to determine the actual cause of death.

Investigators also questioned their brother, a high school student.

 

Motionless

 

According to the police, the children's mother, Rosden Hewitt, left them in the care of her 15-year-old son, and went to Ocho Rios on a business trip.

The police said that at about 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, Hewitt was contacted in Ocho Rios by her son who told her that his sisters were motionless and bleeding from the nostrils and mouths.

The toddlers were rushed to hospital by an aunt, but they were pronounced dead shortly after 7 a.m.

According to the police, the lips, the palms of their hands and their feet appeared to be blue in colour, and what appeared to be urine was seen on their clothing.

Investigators believe the girls were strangled.

 

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