BY FABIAN LEDGISTER, Staff Reporter
( L - R ) Phoebe Myrie. and Candice Williams - FILE
A steamy DVD found with the bodies of Candice and Phoebe last week and statements about a love triangle that went all wrong...
WAS IT FORBIDDEN love between lesbians that cost two young women their lives?
Statements to the police and evidence at the murder scene of two women in their 20s strongly suggests this.
The bodies of 20-year-old Candice Williams and Phoebe Myrie, 22, were found dumped in a pit at a home they shared in Taylor Land, Bull Bay, last week Wednesday, and police investigations are now confirming rumours of a 'murder of passion!'
As a result, police are now on the hunt for the father of the one-year-old child of Candice Williams, Dwayne Lewis, who is wanted for questioning in the matter.
Police who were on the scene when the bodies were found, say the evidence found at the scene, suggested that the killer might have been angered by their suspected lesbian relationship.
"From yuh see di lesbian DVD whe di man throw in di pit, yuh know seh di lesbian ting have something to do with the murders ... The assailant bun up mattress an fling weh sheet, so it obvious," said an officer, who was at the scene when the bodies were taken from the pit.
Police confirm that an adult DVD case, sheets, and a pillow were found in the pit along with the bodies of the young women. A burnt mattress was also found in the yard of the house.
Although residents of Taylor Land expressed "mixed feelings" toward the alleged lesbian couple, they all concur that they were much more than friends. "Everybody know a two lesbian dem dat. U fi see how one a dem timid like gal, an di oda one guan like man ... The only time dem apart a when di Samantha (Candice) gu check har mother ina di morning," said a resident.
"Mi hear seh a lef one a dem lef her baby fada fi di nex uman, an tek di baby carry guh live," said another resident.
Statements given to the police by a relative of one of the deceased confirmed a lesbian affair between the two women, and explained the history of the affair, including the conflict over the child.
According to the relative's report, the two young women met in a cellular 'chat room,' earlier in the year (when Candice was still living with the father of her child), adding that the common-law husband not only knew about the budding relationship, but actually encouraged it.
The police document highlighted the temporary presence of a third woman at the house, but due to her alleged "nasty ways," she was soon asked to leave. It is also said that Myrie would go and stay with another female friend with whom she was also intimately involved.
The statement indicated that Candice slowly progressed from a bi-sexual, to an outright lesbian, which led her to end the relationship with her common-law husband, who soon after, left the premises. The relative wrote that a conflict began when Candice decided to keep their child.
"Due to the cooperation of citizens, this case will soon be cleared up. We have leads on the only person wanted for questioning in the matter, and should apprehend him before next week," said Ins. Williams.
"We are now appealing to Mr. Lewis that he come to the station as we need to ask him some questions ... Right now we know every move he makes and it is in his best interest to come in," said Ins. Williams.
"We heard that they were very, very good friends, and they were killed because they were very good friends ... True or not, the nature of their relationship has nothing to do with investigations, as hearsay doesn't go to law," said sub-officer in charge of the Bull Bay Police Station, Inspector Hornet Williams.