Haitian police arrested two suspects in the investigation into Photojournalist's disappearance

Posted by LeNouvelliste on Saturday, April 7, 2018 Under: National
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The judicial police have arrested two suspects in the investigation into the disappearance of photojournalist Vladjimir Legagneur, in downtown Port-au-Prince, on Friday, someone close to the DCPJ told the newspaper, Thursday, April 5, 2018. The cellphone of the photojournalist was in possession of these suspects linked to Grand Ravine, this hot neighborhood located in the heights of Martissant, south of the capital, where Vladjimir Legagneur went last March 14th to carry out a report.

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The elements of the investigation suggest that he was killed the same day and that his phone was used forty-eight hours later, on March 16, by the suspects arrested. Investigators seek to determine the level of responsibility of the suspects, the source told the newspaper. The hat found on a vacant lot used as mass grave at Grand-Ravine is the one that Vladimir Legagneur was wearing according to the confirmations of his wife, continued the source. The DNA test on recovered bones is not yet done. There is still no DNA sample from a family member to establish genetic match or not, according to the source interviewed by the newspaper Thursday night.

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"There was no operation in Grand Ravine. On the other hand, yesterday we arrested five people in Delmas, one of whom is the brother of Tèt Kale, a gang leader who has been arrested by the police for some time while trying to leave the country. The five members of this gang were specialized in attacking people returning from the bank and the airport. The investigation determines that the members of this gang have ramifications with those of Cité-de-Dieu and Grand-Ravine, " told the newspaper the western departmental director of Haiti National Police (PNH) Berson Soljour, which launched Operation Welcome to Haiti.

As part of this 90-day operation, security in the immediate vicinity of the Toussaint Louverture International Airport was reinforced and motorbike traffic prohibited in arteries bordering the airport. Advances in the investigation to find and / or arrest the killers of photojournalist Vladjimir Legagneur come after a national mobilization with an international echo of the corporation of journalists to force police and judicial authorities to act.

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