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UPDATE: Body found ‘deemed to be beyond recognition’- RVIPF

An edited image of the body that was found near Crabbe Hill on December 3, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
Police have found the body of the man accused of brutally chopping a female teacher in East End on November 28, 2016. Photo: Internet Source
Police have found the body of the man accused of brutally chopping a female teacher in East End on November 28, 2016. Photo: Internet Source
Police are treating the death of Renold L. Peters of St Vincent and the Grenadines as possible suicide. Photo: Provided
Police are treating the death of Renold L. Peters of St Vincent and the Grenadines as possible suicide. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has surprisingly stated it is still not in a position to confirm the identity of the body of a male found in the Crabbe Hill area late Saturday afternoon, December 3, 2016.

And although a photograph sent to us by our Team of Reporters of the body found showed that it was not fully decomposed, police say the body was deemed to be beyond recognition.

“While items found suggest that the body may be that of Renold Peters, Police are not in a position to confirm the identity of the person,” police stated in a press release today, December 5, 2016.

It said, officers were called to the scene on Saturday by persons living in the area who reported a smell. “A search of the area by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force uncovered a body some distance into a densely bushy area. The body was deemed to be beyond recognition. Police have also not yet ascertained the cause of death.”

Meanwhile, sources within the RVIPF and those that saw the body told this news site they are positive the body is that of Peters.

Following an apparent domestic assault at a residence in the Crabbe Hill area of East End last Monday evening, Police had asked the public for assistance in locating Renold L. ‘Vince’ Peters, 51.

The female, who received severe wounds to hands, neck and body, continues to receive treatment at Peebles Hospital.

See previous article published December 3, 2016

SVG man who chopped off woman’s hand found dead

Renold Leslie Peters, who police were seeking to apprehend after he brutally chopped a female school teacher, causing her to lose one of her hands, has been found dead.

According to reports reaching this news site, the body of Peters was found this afternoon, December 3, 2016, not too far from the area in East End where the chopping incident took place on November 28, 2016.

Police are treating the death of the man as a possible suicide.

Virgin Islands News Online had first and accurately reported on November 29, 2016 that a woman was brutally chopped about her body by a male assailant.

In a press release the same day, police said it was in search of a male suspect following an apparent domestic incident at a residence in the Crabbe Hill area of East End last night where a woman received severe wounds to her arms and body.

They had identified the suspect as 51-year-old Renold Leslie Peters, a native of St Vincent and resident of Spring Ghut. He was known by the nickname 'Vince'.

The female victim, reportedly a school teacher, is being treated at Peebles Hospital. At the time she was said to be in critical but stable condition.

89 Responses to “UPDATE: Body found ‘deemed to be beyond recognition’- RVIPF”

  • wize up (03/12/2016, 21:44) Like (17) Dislike (16) Reply
    very smart fellow!!!
  • ..... (03/12/2016, 21:49) Like (27) Dislike (5) Reply
    These guys are sick!
  • killer (03/12/2016, 22:05) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
  • Hmph (03/12/2016, 22:24) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    He should have taken the gramoxone instead of acting violently towards the lady. This is truly a life changing incident.
  • @citizen (03/12/2016, 22:26) Like (40) Dislike (1) Reply
    How can you make it right with your maker and then commit suicide?
    • @citizen (06/12/2016, 16:11) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Many people here lost. Suicide is not a pardonable sin guys. The gift of life cannot be thrown in God's face. You guys in this country really really vulnerable to be used by the devil. So sad, I cant understand when peeps here became so shallow.
  • moses (03/12/2016, 23:47) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
    Punk a$$.
  • 2 grand (04/12/2016, 00:02) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    If he had leave it alone would have had his life and not thrown it away foolishly life short
  • @citizen (04/12/2016, 00:28) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    How can someone make it right with their maker and commit suicide
  • At the pace (04/12/2016, 01:40) Like (34) Dislike (15) Reply
    These bodies mounting up, it looks like we are going to need at least one funeral home in each district; and at least 2 extra ones in east end. Some of these churches need to be turned into funeral homes because whatever is being preach there, don't seems to be working. Going down the same dead path and making no impact in the communities.
  • Judgement Day (04/12/2016, 01:43) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    He wanted to play God with her life. Now he's finding out how the real God works! Enjoy hell Vince. Your judgement day has arrived.
    • Missy (04/12/2016, 08:47) Like (14) Dislike (8) Reply
      Ha buoy who do not know dont know every soul who think they know what Vince was going through just blowing a heep of hot air .Matter of fact we all in hell so do not play all holy hope he do not meet all of you in hell R I P brother
  • Oh yeah (04/12/2016, 04:09) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    He drank the Farmer's Wine for true yeah..
  • vincy (04/12/2016, 05:11) Like (22) Dislike (8) Reply
    Topical st Vincent man.
  • Really? (04/12/2016, 05:24) Like (25) Dislike (8) Reply
    Dear Citizen. Please read your Bible or speak to a pastor or something because you sound so silly. You don't make it right with your maker - then KIKL YOURSELF. It kind of cancels off the right you just made with your maker.
    And despite one SVG's failed attempt to say otherwise, it seems that these people have the same mentality. Even that one who wrote his article to try to say Don't stereotype, he got serious anger problems. So, watch who y'all dating. And keep the bleach and cleaning chemicals far because they can't take pressure.
  • Police Miss Him.. (04/12/2016, 05:40) Like (61) Dislike (3) Reply
    Did the police do a proper search of the area after the incident.. They like to put in their report " A thorough search was conducted in the surrounding areas for the suspect up on arrival but without success.. We are expanding our search to other areas.". Yet he is found dead less than a 100 yards from the incident scene ..its Either they blind, lying or didn't do a good search.
    • Sloppy Joe (04/12/2016, 09:59) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
      School children said he was seen on the streets after he attacked the lady and one of his coward friend was telling him to turn himself in...but why didn't this friend call the police??
  • Time 4 Tuff Decisions.. (04/12/2016, 06:03) Like (56) Dislike (4) Reply
    I think we need a new policy in training police... Too much little boys and little girls..look so soft like Babies.....No knowledge of the BVI .. Don't know nobody in the BVI.. I think the New Policy should be 1/ Living in the BVI for minimum 5 yrs. 2 / increase the age to 25 to 40. And /3 make 3 hrs fitness exercise per week mandatory for all officers below the ranks of inspector...... Time to make tuff and appropriate decisions. Or we will lose this place...
    • Proud police (04/12/2016, 08:33) Like (5) Dislike (35) Reply
      Obviously you don't know the rules of becoming a police officer in the bvi so shut up. Everywhere else starts at 18 why should we start at 25? For outsiders to become an officer here they have to live here over 5 years or more unless they are already an pfficer nack in their counrty. Yall talk bad about the police but as something happen you run to the police... bunch a idiots
      • wize up (04/12/2016, 09:11) Like (28) Dislike (8) Reply
        @ proud police: why you don't defend the other proud police that taking the evidence and trafficking the dope: that foolishness with accepting police from different forces must stop then turn around give them guns to kill our son and daughter: be a proud police in your own country then come here on vacation drink some rum enjoy the beach and leave.....why will someone want to leave enforcement in their own territory to come here(simply for the money) are a proud police and should know the terminology "local knowledge" these foreign police have no clue about BVI come here head butting our children....this place had far less crime before you guys showed up(so don't pay yourself on the back): if you desire to enforce the laws here you should be a resident of BVI for no less than 5 years(I can NOT leave this territory and become involved with law enforcement in another country)....Mr Proud Police when your department having a community meeting come here and blog the place, date and time and I will show up(what you face to keep the faith beast boy!!!)
        • @proud police. time 4 tuff decisions.. (04/12/2016, 09:51) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
          Obviously the real police like you ain getting nothing do..Makes sense to try something new.. What works for other Islands obviously not working here. Thats part of the failure...We need to figure out what will work here..What we are doing obviously not working..Also those other countries officers grew up in that country and know it well...
          • yes (04/12/2016, 12:50) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
            They know their country well, the people and characteristics They in a nutshell, think alike. empathy and sympathy is more likely to enter their judgments.
      • @police (04/12/2016, 14:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        you even sound like a cop
    • elegal (05/12/2016, 09:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      you sound so dumb and stupid with this comment.
  • Ms wize (04/12/2016, 06:45) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
    Oh Lord. People must learn to walk away. Regardless of what the Lady didn't deserve this at all. This man is a Coward
    • wize up (04/12/2016, 08:41) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
      @ Ms Wize: some of you ladies work it well and some guys gets hooks on the sweetness then want all for themselves...poor fool dead and gone leaving the farm right here for another farmer....if it is one thing BVI have is woman and some going penny for a pound(rent man take your share and let the light bill man get his share)
  • old (04/12/2016, 06:53) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    We Blackman need to think before we do thing help us God
  • Wendy (04/12/2016, 07:29) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    We knew this would be the out come.
  • location (04/12/2016, 07:36) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    Do we know exactly where this incident took place? There are three predominant villages at the eastern end of the island. Fat Hogs Bay, East End and Long Look. Now for those who want to respond the operative word is "predominant."

    Can we get these places correct when reporting as it seems everything happens in East End , even the Stucket is reported as East End. The police needs to learn these geographic locations so that they may report accurately.
    • nanny (14/12/2016, 00:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ location. Since you want them to write it correct...the word is not Stucket.
  • Koolaid jammers (04/12/2016, 07:52) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    He drank vincy lemonade or nah?
  • Yes (04/12/2016, 07:52) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    Vincy national drink
    • Be warned (04/12/2016, 15:22) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
      Young ladies keep from those Vincy men you now know what their national tradition is drink rum, abuse their partner then kill themselves. Be warned this has happened too many times.
      • Tola men (06/12/2016, 09:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Wow that's completely different to tola men who drink rum, cheat on their woman, beat them, then run and hide....yep totally not cowards at all
  • to Police Commissioner (04/12/2016, 08:07) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    I know a guy 6'2" 190 lbs. 26 yrs old 6 CXC. A Driver for a local delivery company for 5 yrs. Wanting to be a Police, has a passion for the Jon Been trying to get into the force for the past 3 yrs with no success.. This person to me seems to be the perfect candidate. The height, the BVI knowledge that he gets ad a driver, the education, the Passion but he can't get in because he has no one on the inside to pull strings for him...Mr. Commissioner take a personal look at your applications for the past 4 yrs with a view to review..
  • Trophy 4 Vino (04/12/2016, 08:26) Like (15) Dislike (10) Reply
    Vino deserves a reward.. The best news and media out let in the BVI. Update. Never late, factiral. Yea 4 real...Unlike JTV same old news over and over sickening, JTV should invest in a Street reporting crew.. We would be able to see where the dead man was found on TV .. That's the news we need.. JTV. Time to step up.
  • wise up (04/12/2016, 08:31) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    U never been in my shoes so please don't judge
  • Very Disturbing (04/12/2016, 09:27) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't know which one I find more troubling......1. Him deciding to dice up that woman in a fit of rage, or 2. Him deciding to pull the plug on himself afterwards. This is sick sick stuff.
  • No win situation (04/12/2016, 10:14) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is a sad situation on both sides of the coin. This young lady will live with this near death experience and be reminded by scars and this man's family will be grieving. No win situation
  • wow (04/12/2016, 10:24) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    He A Punk Mehson
  • There is another way. (04/12/2016, 10:27) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    I found peace and comfort and love and empathy and consciousness in Selassie I..Maybe U all need to seek what I found in Selassie I. The Popular thing you all worship obviously ain get working.. Wisdom says nothing good is popular.. What is good is unpopular.
    • really?? (04/12/2016, 13:35) Like (8) Dislike (19) Reply
      And the thing you that working??? Struuppes.....a day coming that will tell it all.....
  • Stupid people (04/12/2016, 11:21) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Police haters really think police actually cares about their feelings, opinions and hating blogs about that that will never change? Drown in your feelings and when you fed up, just shut up! It will still be the same with police here and all over the world. Strupesss. Police very strict, they acting like they are God and when they are the opposite, they soft. What a thing to please every human as a police conveniently. Go way!
  • de silent one (04/12/2016, 11:27) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope that, the finding will eventually bring some closure to the matter. Finding a dead body was inevitable, been gone for those days without any sighting. It confirmed the earlier conversation that I had overheard. I guess the police just missed that area where the body was found.
  • Just going to say (04/12/2016, 13:39) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everyday, I tell my son, if you are in a relationship/married. If you don't get along, walk away. You are going to hurt, angry or whatever. But,you will get over it. One day you are going to look back and laugh and say, I use to be with that person? I did it with his father, I walk away. Can't believe I use to be with that man.
  • gammer zone (04/12/2016, 14:14) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    them vincy men always got that stuff in them bag
    • just asking (04/12/2016, 20:35) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Grammer Zone, when they drink this stuff, does it take then out right away or does the person stop in their tracks, drop, roll or do the Harlem shake. He took the cowards way out.
      • laawd a merci (04/12/2016, 22:04) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
        @just asking. You seem to ask quite abit of questions. I waiting for the answer on this one. Laawd...Ma belli rolling! LOL@! Hahahahhahhaa!
      • Help (05/12/2016, 07:50) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        @just asking, the way you ask that question have me cracking up. I don't mean to laugh but, to just picture what you ask in my head have me rolling.
    • Yes (04/12/2016, 20:35) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      And why are you looking inside of them vincy bag?
    • Guess (05/12/2016, 00:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Guess they on stand by.
  • OMG. My tears for the Lady. (04/12/2016, 17:05) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Poor Victim. I'm so sorry for her. Months, up on months, up on months she will not sleep. The thought of her Neck off of her body.. Tears coming from my Eyes..OMG.. So many sad nightmares.. Will need lots of mental therapy..
  • huh (04/12/2016, 17:16) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well life
  • Government (04/12/2016, 19:14) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    We bring a lot of people here, let them overstay for years, then let them naturalize so they can vote for us.
    Bring more.
  • just do it (04/12/2016, 19:20) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    You women out there, be very aware of the men from ST.Vincent, they are sheep in wolves clothing. They try to date you, take off running like Fredy Kruger is chasing you down a dark alley.
  • Blue Note (04/12/2016, 20:33) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Well I wonder what will become of this new house on which the Vincy man had tirelessly laboured and feeling that his ship had arrived? All that boasting ,well sah! Don't know about her but I certainly would not want it. Hope his remains is carted back to St Vincent.
  • Outsider (04/12/2016, 21:25) Like (11) Dislike (9) Reply
    We need to learn people men especially leave Tolian woman for Tolian man. them women here just use us to build them and then dump us. If you not from here find someone who not from here so you know the you have nothing to loose here and stop picking up dem Tolian that just want to use alu .
  • passerby (04/12/2016, 21:35) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    I know this comment is off subject but
    Christmas is coming
    The geese is getting fat
    Please put a penny
    In the old mans hat
    If you dont have a penny
    A half penny will do
    If you dont have a half penny
    God bless you
    Whaever is gone cannot return. But Jesus Christ is coming soon
  • Shawn (04/12/2016, 22:04) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply

    he went through alot with that woman

    • wize up (05/12/2016, 22:21) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      @ shawn: its bad when a man picks up a gold digger for a girl friend but when a woman picks up a low life man thats pure drama(poor fellow got evicted by his woman and had no place to rest his weary head...poor thing)
  • elegal (05/12/2016, 09:46) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    to all of you bashing the expats who decide to come here and serve, why don't you raise your kids with enough national pride so they'd want to join the police force and serve their country instead of using your national anthem of "I born here" every time someone tries to correct them. Every country have young people who are fighting to serve their country you call that National pride. Maybe you need to get some of that before you can come on blogging your stupid self. There are enough young men a woman sitting around all day all night instead of getting an education and coming to serve their country. Unless you can instill national pride in your people you will always get people coming here to police you.
    • wize up (05/12/2016, 22:33) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ elegal: one of the issues(when the work is value 10.00 the documented work will gladly do the work for 50 cents because that 50 cents will have great value when it is sent via money gram to his bank account)...having said that BVI people help develop the USVI and the Dominican Republic while caribbean people develop this territory(i believe that the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereoff BUT when in Rome you should do as the Romans do)....keep the faith
  • Andddddd (05/12/2016, 11:05) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    @Shawn, he chose to go through the a lot with her. All he had to do was walk away and move on with his life. Maybe they were not right for each other. Now here me out on this. I am not saying the woman was a bad person. But, she or any other woman/person does not deserve what was done to her. Shawn?, most men don't want a woman who is honest and going to be there for them 100% no matter what and there is women the same way. They would rather be with someone who gives them stress and drama. Believe it or not, there is some good decent men/women out here but, the bad ones make it seems like all is alike.

  • @elegal (05/12/2016, 12:05) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Yes you are right but its not as easy as you say it. We do get an education but you and you collegues get your resume of qualifications doctored and lied to make an impressionable application. (Aa liar is just as bad as a theif) Then our application gets overlooked.and when you get the position, you are comitting the same offence Callwood or any other belonger are being accused of daily
  • Whip it good (05/12/2016, 14:08) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    He took a nice swig of the devil's juice. He should have listen to the little man on his shoulder telling him not to swig. But, he listened to the red one on the other shoulder say, He,He,Heeeeee drink up boy.Drink up.
  • Hmm (05/12/2016, 17:32) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    he is very wrong for what he did to the lady,but no one knows what pain and suffering he was goin true that caused him to do such a thing. they were lovers. he was puttin his money into that house also, only she knows what triggered him. get well soon lady, rest in peace vince
    • ! (05/12/2016, 19:18) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
      What he was going through is irrelevant you don't go and attack people like that NO MATTER WHAT
  • tretretrete (05/12/2016, 18:53) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    How can a body found beyond recognition be that of Renold Peters, isn't it too early for his body (if he's dead) to decompose fully. The incident occurred on November 28 and the body was discovered on December 3. It just doesn't make sense. I will await the autopsy report.
    • tretretrete (05/12/2016, 20:44) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      The body just start to smell, cant be noone else but him
      • @hmmm (06/12/2016, 02:20) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        You think grammaxone does play? All when you done dead that thomg still working. So you wait for your autopsy report...and Im a bv islander.
    • Get in the know (06/12/2016, 04:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      If you know how gramoxone works and how the location of a body can affect decomposition then you would know. The official death report will show just that.
  • SVG (05/12/2016, 21:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its he yea
  • qc (05/12/2016, 22:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    After the domestic abuse training.!!!!!!!? As a country we are in deep trouble. Where is the body?.
  • rastafari (06/12/2016, 09:18) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    life is for the living not for the dead.Live your life on this sweet earth,bout make peace with maker and cant go heaven I'f you kill ya self...couldnt care less about the afterlife
  • Long Grass (06/12/2016, 13:57) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is a very sad situation , and I am very troubled by it. When an incident like that happens every one has so much to say and most of what is said is just stupidness. From the information I have they were lovers, they jointly build a house, some where along the way things got bad with the relationship, and she decided to end the relationship. When that happens its very clear they both cannot live in the same house. Having decided to evict him, before she do so she should have make arrangement to pay him off, and in doing so she should have used the legal arm of the state so that both parties would be satisfy. Had she done that this would never have happen. As a matter of fact no one can compel her to live with someone whom she is not comfortable with, but in doing so you don't take advantage of some one else. This is not the first case of its kind here in the BVI it have been done by both male and female in the past. My advise to all parties concern who might be thinking of doing the same thing take my advise and save your life and the lives of your love ones. Yes she will get the house if she survive, but she might never be able to enjoy it to the max.
    • Pay Off (06/12/2016, 17:41) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply

      You're an a$$. They were not married. And even if he felt he should have been paid for his input (if there was any), he should have taken her to court, not attack her brutally. Don't be an idiot.

    • @long grass (07/12/2016, 03:19) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      What kinda pay off he want? She help build it you say. If she didnt want him any more, let him go about his business . Where is her pay off for the many timess she laid on her back hmmmm?
  • X Rated (06/12/2016, 17:36) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    We want the unedited version of the picture VINO. You all gone soft or what?? That chump deserves no respect.
  • Long Grass (07/12/2016, 20:39) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let me make it clear my information from a close family member of the young lady is he invested his hard earn money in the house and it was not only his labour his hard earn money. If any body believes that how he was treated is ok, all I can say is Lord have mercy. As a BVI Lander I cannot sit and say things like these are ok for they are not. If we are not careful our beautiful BVI which we love so much will end up like Haiti.
    • nono (09/12/2016, 10:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not my BVI, don't class here with Haiti; don't spill bad wishes on this country. Our saints laid down their life for this one, and no one will take it from us and put us backwards. Watch it. Spirit of the Nottingham people and spirit of the true Virgin Islander, are arising and taking their rightful positions already.

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