Stolen vehicle confiscated in murder investigation | THE DAILY HERALD

FRENCH QUARTER–The Gendarmes have confiscated a stolen vehicle at the request of the St. Maarten Police Force as the investigation continues into the shooting death of J.A.W. in front of RBC Royal Bank in Simpson Bay on August 5.

Police spokesperson Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson said in a police press release on Thursday that the investigating team of the St. Maarten Police Force had requested that the Gendarmes confiscate the stolen vehicle in French St. Martin in connection with the murder investigation. The vehicle had been parked in French Quarter and is “most probably” the one used by the suspect in the murder case.

The vehicle has been confiscated and a team of St. Maarten Police Force forensic investigators will examine it for evidence.

W. was shot around 4:00am August 5. He had been sitting in his car with licence plate P-207 when he was shot. He apparently was shot while he was leaving the parking lot. His body was confiscated by orders of Prosecutor Martin Van Nes was on the scene of the crime with Police Chief Carl John and other officials.

Source: The Daily Herald