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Saturday, Oct 31, 2020

Who killed Melissa Spence, Kendoy Penn, Julio P. Ceasor & Nyron F. Olliverre?

Who killed Melissa Spence, Kendoy Penn, Julio P. Ceasor & Nyron F. Olliverre?

Detectives at the Major Crime Investigations Team at the RVIPF are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrators responsible for the murders of 23-year-old Melissa Spence, a native of Trinidad; Kendoy Penn of Old Plantation; 46-year-old Julio Pineda Ceasor of Greenland; and Nyron F. Olliverre, a native of Trinidad.

A release from the Force noted that September 2020 marks the 16th, 15th, 3rd, and 6th, year anniversary respectively of the unsolved murders.

2004 & 2005 murders


The oldest of the unsolved murders from the batch is from September 2014, 16 years ago when a construction worker attached to a house project at Little Bay observed a human body being thrown against the rocks at the bay in that area.

“The police were contacted and with the assistance of VISAR recovered the body of Trinidad national Melissa Spence with several stab wounds to the body,” RVIPF said.

A year later in September 2005 at around 1:00 am, the victim, Kendoy Penn, was on his way home, driving his vehicle when an unknown individual fired several shots at him which made contact.

“The victim received life-threatening injuries and was then transported by ambulance to the then Peebles Hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds. He remained at the said hospital on life support until the 22nd of September 2005 where he succumbed to his injuries.”


In September 2005 at around 1:00 am, one victim, Kendoy Penn, was on his way home, driving his vehicle when an unknown individual fired several shots at him which made contact.

2014 & 2017 murders


Almost a decade later on September 12, 2014, around 11:15 pm, the RVIPF said Nyron Olliverre had arrived at his Horse Path residence driving his vehicle when an unknown person fired several shots at him, instantly killing Olliverre on the spot.

The latest of the unsolved september murders came in 2017 when at around 2:30 pm, Julio Pineda Ceasor, was at his Greenland home with his family when mask men entered his residence making certain demands.

“The gunmen then shot the victim and left the residence. He was subsequently taken to Dr D Orlando Smith hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. “


Detectives said the Unit is still hopeful that members of the Virgin Islands community may have crucial information, to assist in identifying those responsible for the murders, hence bringing some closure to the grieving families.

Police need leads


Detectives at the Major Crime Investigations Team said the unit is still hopeful that members of the Virgin Islands community may have crucial information to assist in identifying those responsible for the murders, hence bringing some closure to the grieving families.

Persons with information relating to the crimes are being urged to contact Detective Inspector Vernon Larocque; directly on 368-9809 or the RVIPF Major Crime Investigation Team on 368-5682.

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