THE female suspect held for the abduction and murder of eight-year-old Danielle Rowe has been positively identified as the alleged perpetrator of this shocking crime, the police have confirmed.
The woman, who faced an identification (ID) parade on Friday, is 30-year-old dental assistant Kayodi Satchell of Padmore district, Red Hills, St Andrew and Twickenham Park in St Catherine addresses, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) in charge of crime and security, Fitz Bailey said in a video released by the police.
“It is to be noted that Ms Satchell was an intimate partner of Danielle Rowe’s father. We have not yet established a clear motive, but as the investigation proceeds we expect that the real motive will be manifested,” DCP Bailey said.
He said the breakthrough is a reflection of the commitment, patience, and diligence of investigators in this matter, “and I want to commend the team that was involved in this investigation”.
The crime boss said Ms Satchell will be interviewed and formal charges will be laid in the coming week.
The arrest of Satchell about two weeks ago was the first major breakthrough in the case, two months after Danielle’s slaying.
In an interview with the Jamaica Observer earlier this week DCP Bailey said that following her arrest the woman was remanded into custody by the court for 10 days and several investigative leads were actioned.
“The investigation continues. There are other lines of enquiries that are being pursued,” he said at the time.
DCP Bailey had previously announced that the woman was picked up in the Corporate Area on Friday, August 11 about 2:30 pm.
On June 8 Danielle was abducted after leaving Braeton Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine. She was later found on Roosevelt Avenue in St Andrew with her throat slashed. She died at Bustamante Hospital for Children two days after the ordeal.
Danielle was laid to rest on July 23.