Sister, 15, of missing Linden woman knew she was shot dead by boyfriend and buried


The 15-year-old sister of 20-year-old Shonnette Dover has confessed to the police that she saw when her (Dover’s) boyfriend shot and killed her on the night of April 3 and then later buried her in the backyard of his house at Canvas City Wismar Linden, in the presence of his father.

Police Headquarters in a statement Friday morning revealed that detectives received certain information at around 23:35 on Thursday and they contacted the teenager.

They questioned her in the presence of a Child Care and Probation Officer at the Wismar Police Station Criminal Investigation Department and subjected her to a video interview.

The child revealed that on the night the victim went ‘missing’, the boyfriend, Shaquawn Alleyne was oiling “his brownish gun in the sister’s living room.” He then pointed the gun at Dover, who told him “he like play and he should put away that thing.”

The 15-year-old further revealed that she then heard a sound like a squib and Alleyne said: “oh shoots, I shoot that girl.”

According to the child, she saw her sister’s mouth open and blood on her face. She claimed she told Alleyne they should take her sister to the hospital but he said “no she dead already.”

He then accompanied the sister to his father and told him what he did and his father said to 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, 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, police said.

The body is at the Pensioners Mortuary awaiting an autopsy. The 15-year-old and the father of the suspect were placed into custody pending investigations.

Police have launched a search for the main suspect.

Dover’s family and friends have been frantically searching for her since she disappeared on April 3. She was a bartender at a sports bar at Greenheart Street, McKenzie.

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