MovieTowne murder suspect surrenders to police

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 15:15

A 23-year-old man suspected to have murdered Jamilia DeReveneaux surrendered to police, senior police officials say.

According to reports, the man called the 999 hotline this morning informing officers of the homicide bureau of his location.

Officers found him in a bushy area near Crews Inn in Chaguaramas.

Senior police sources tell CNC3 he attempted to flee the country on several occasions but was hindered by regular coast guard patrols in the waters off Chaguaramas.

On several occasions, it is believed he jumped off the boat and swam back to shore.

DeRevenaux was killed while at work at Mandiero's restaurant at MovieTowne, Port of Spain after she went to speak with someone in the underground car park on February 5, 2017.

Her throat was slit, and her body was found in the underground car park.

Officers say they will have to seek the DPP’s advice before charges are laid.