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4 arrested in relation to September murders released

4 arrested in relation to September murders released

The four persons who were arrested yesterday, October 13, 2020, in relation to the two murders in September, have since been released.

Three of the arrested were in connection with the killing of Matthew D. Daly aka ‘Shorty’, who was gunned down on a road at Spring Ghut, Tortola, on September 10, 2020.

One individual was held in relation to the shooting to death of George Burrows, 54, who was killed at his Purcell Estate, Tortola, home on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) had said the cases were not connected.

The arrests were made following early morning raids on Tortola on October 13, 2020.

The RVIPF; however, said today, October 14, 2020, that all of the persons arrested in the murder investigations have been set free.

“The RVIPF can confirm that the four arrested yesterday in relation to the recent murders inquiries have been discharged pending further investigations. Both inquiries remain very active,” the RVIPF said.

Three persons were on October 13, 2020, taken into custody in relation to the murder of Matthew D. Daly aka ‘Shorty’, left, while an individual was also arrested in connection with the killing of George Burrows, right. All four persons have since been released.

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