*** Breaking news ***
MARIGOT/GUADELOUPE – Reports reaching SXM Talks indicate that the young man (21 years) who confessed to raping and murdering Belgian tourist Wendy Montulet was found dead in his jail cell today, allegedly killed. The circumstances surrounding his death are up to this point unclear as the story is developing.
More info to follow as details become available.
*** UPDATE 1.40 pm ***
The Daily Herald reports as follows:
MARIGOT—The killer of Wendy Montulet was found dead in his cell in Guadeloupe on Friday morning, the Gendarmerie confirmed.
Source: The Daily Herald
*** Update 2 – 5.30 pm ***
MARIGOT—The presumed killer of Wendy Montulet who was found dead in his prison cell in Baie –Mahault, Guadeloupe on Friday morning showed signs of having been suffocated, France-Antilles newspaper reported.
The 22-year-old accused man was transferred to Guadeloupe on Thursday after admitting while in custody to the murder of the 21-year-old Belgian tourist on Saturday July 9 when she never returned from a morning run. He was due to be charged with voluntary manslaughter.
According to the report he was found dead on his mattress on the ground at 7:00am. He had been placed in the cell with seven other detainees. The Pointe- a-Pitre Prosecutor Xavier Bonhomme indicated bruising marks around the mouth pointed to suffocation.
An investigation into voluntary homicide has been opened. An autopsy of the body will be carried out on Monday.
Source: Daily Herald
Killer of Wendy Montulet showed signs of having been suffocated (UPDATED)