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After weeks of search and speculations, the body of a Linden woman who went missing earlier this month was found in a shallow in her back yard Friday morning.
She was allegedly shot in the head by her boyfriend, who reportedly was playing with a gun at the time. The young man is on the run, but his father and the dead woman’s sister have been arrested as accessors to the murder.
In a statement police said that Shonnette Dover, aged 20-years, a bartender of Canvas City Wismar Linden went missing on the 3rd April 2021 and reported on the 5th April, 2021. Her partially decomposed body was found at Canvas City Wismar Linden.
Based on information received, the Police contacted the 15-year-old sister of the deceased and on 2021-04-29 about 23:35 hours and 2021-04-30 ať 00:01 hours, detectives – in the presence of a Child Care and Probation Officer – ať Wismar Police Station Criminal Investigation Department, subjected her to a video interview, during which she was told of an allegation, cautioned in accordance with the Judges Rules and provided a statement.
Information provided alleges that on the night the victim went ‘missing’, her boyfriend (name provided) was oiling ‘his brownish gun in their living room’.
He then pointed the gun at the victim who told him ‘he like play and he should put away that thing.’
The sister says she then heard a sound like a squib and he (suspect) said ‘oh shoots, I shoot that girl’.
She then saw Shonette’s mouth open and blood on her face and she said to Shaquawn, ‘lets take her hospital’ and he said “no she dead already”.
He then accompanied the sister to his father and told him what he did and his father told him ‘don’t tell (me) stupidness, why (you) playing with the gun?’
They subsequently left and collected a spade from a man and dug a hole aback the house where the victim was buried. The suspect then hid the gun.
In the wee hours of Friday morning, on her directions, ranks went into action and dug up the area about four feet down during which they stumbled upon the body of a female, partly decomposed.
Due to the decomposed state of the body, it was difficult to see any marks of violence on the most exposed parts of the body.
It was escorted to the Linden Hospital Complex and pronounced dead on arrival at 03:50hrs and is now at the Pensioners Mortuary where it is being stored awaiting PME.
The 15-yr-old was placed into custody pending investigations. The father of the suspect was arrested and placed in custody pending investigations.