SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Detectives at the Juvenile and Morals Department are presently investigating a case of attempted rape which according to the report was filed on Saturday August 17th at approximately 11.00 a.m. by the victim identified with initials M.D.C.H. (15), police said on Sunday evening.
The victim stated that her brother-in-law identified with initials M.E.V.H. (32) attempted to rape her shortly before at their residence in Cay Hill however did not succeed.
On Saturday August 17th at approximately 12.00 p.m. the Police Department received a phone call from a member of the suspect living abroad who stated that he was worried about his brother who told him that he, the suspect, was going to commit suicide.
Officers immediately started a search in order to locate the suspect but were not successful.
On Sunday August 18th at approximately 8.50 a.m. the Emergency Central Dispatch received a call from two persons walking in the area of La Belle Creole that they had found the lifeless body of a man hanging at an abandoned building.
The French Gendarmes were immediately contacted who later stated that the victim of this hanging who probably took his own life was identified as the suspect in the alleged attempted rape case being investigated by the Police Department on the Dutch side.
The body of the victim was confiscated by the Gendarmes for further investigation.
The investigation is ongoing and more details regarding this investigation are unavailable at this time. As soon as more details become available the media will be informed. (Sint Maarten Police Force)