Arson suspected at family house of killer boyfriend

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Police in Linden are investigating the circumstances relating to a fire at the house of Mary Alleyne, the grandmother of wanted Linden shallow grave murder suspect, Shaquawn Alleyne.

Her house, located at Block 22 Wismar, Linden, was reportedly scorched by a fire suspected to be arson on Monday at around 04:30 hrs.

According to the police report, a curtain hanging from one of the windows was set on fire from the outside; a lone male suspect was then observed running away from the scene.

Quick assistance from neighbours quickly extinguished the fire.

Alleyne is being sought by authorities for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, 21-year-old Shonnette Dover, who was missing since April 3, but her decomposed body was last Friday found buried in a shallow grave in the backyard of the house she shared with Alleyne at Canvas City, Wismar, Linden.

Alleyne’s father and Dover’s 15-year-old sister also remain in police custody over their involvement in the gruesome murder.

Shonnette Dover

The 15-year-old sister had confessed to the police that she saw when Alleyne shot and killed Dover on the night of April 3 and then later buried her in the backyard of his house.

The child revealed that on the night the victim went ‘missing’, 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.”

Alleyne remains in hiding and reports indicate that he escaped to French Guiana.

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