Piccadilly resident killed by home-intruder and becomes this year’s 10th homicide victim; suspect in custody

Police continue to investigate the motive behind a killing in Piccadilly on Monday night, October 4, as the lone suspect, a 21-year-old woman, remains in custody, assisting with investigations.

Reports are that Jane Finch was stabbed to death in her home in what has become the country’s 10th homicide for 2021.

Allegations are that the suspect broke into the victim’s house shortly after 9 p.m. and committed the capital offence.  However, it is not known, at this time, what prompted the break-in and subsequent attack.

Further reports are that the homeowner, who is said to be 66 years old – only moments earlier – had placed a telephone call to the Dockyard Police Station and reported that an intruder had broken into her home.

Officers responded to the scene at about 9:15 p.m; however, Finch had already been fatally stabbed and the female intruder was still inside the home. Officers reportedly found Finch’s lifeless body lying on her living room floor.

The Police say she appeared to have sustained injuries to the back of her head, while other media reports suggest that a knife and another sharp implement might have been used to commit the killing.

Finch was pronounced dead by the district doctor at 12:48 p.m.

Meanwhile, some residents are surmising that the Police might have taken too long to get to the scene, since Finch was able to make a Facebook post about the break-in after placing the call.

Finch’s post reads: “HELP!!  A young woman has tried to break into my house!! She broke down my fence on the gallery! I’ve called the police… She is DERANGED… she’s trying to break the window!!”

Mary John, the well-known social activist, says she was devastated to learn of the killing, since she had telephoned the Dockyard Police Station to inquire whether officers had responded to Finch’s report.

However, at the time that John says she called the Police – at 10:07 p.m. – the incident would have happened already. 

Persons have identified the alleged suspect; however, REAL News will not release the name until she is charged by the Police since investigations are in their initial stages.