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SINT MAARTEN POLICE PRESS RELEASE 02122018-2

KPSM

Philipsburg, December 2nd 2018

From: Chief Inspector R.V. HENSON

                       

                        POLICE PRESS RELEASE

Decomposed body found

On Friday November 28th at approximately 11.15 p.m. police patrols were directed to the Sao Paolo Road in the 911 Project from where a report came in that a decomposing body of an unidentified person had been found. On the scene the investigating officers spoke to persons living in the area who stated that for about two days they have smelled a very unpleasant scent coming from the bushes behind the houses. After checking out where this scent was coming from they encountered a decomposing body in a shack in the bushes. The officers were taken to where the body was found and also learnt that an elderly homeless man only known as Sow-Sow who is frequently seen in the area had not been seen for several days.

The area was immediately cordoned-off by the investigating officers in order for Detectives and Forensic Department to conduct their investigation. The victim has not yet been positively identified and the body in the meanwhile has been confiscated for further investigation. The Police Department is asking anyone who may be able to identify this to get in contact with the Detective Department by calling 54-22222 ext. 215/216.

Fire at Caribbean Cinema

On Saturday December 1st at approximately 06.30 p.m. several police patrols and fire fighters were directed to Caribbean Cinemas on Welfare road to investigate several reports of a fire at that location. On the scene the investigating officers saw that the fire was coming from a storage room/ electrical breaker-room located under the parking garage of the cinema. The fire produced a lot of smoke. All visitors were immediately evacuated from the area. Traffic on the Welfare road was stopped to provide safety for motorists passing by and to allow the fire fighters to extinguish the fire. Within short the fire was under control and finally extinguished. Traffic was allowed to flow normally once again. There were no injuries during the fire and the manager of the establishment stated that she had no idea what caused the fire. For safety reasons and due to the fact that cause of the fire was unknown the cinema was shut down temporarily.  

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