Police nab ‘serial killers” in murder of 3 foreigners
Santo Domingo.- The National Police on Monday said it arrested four members of a “gang of serial killers” accused in the January murders of three foreigners, one American, a Canadian and an an Aruban in the town of Cabrera, María Trinidad Sánchez province (northeast)
In a report the police said it detained Jesus Maria Guzman Cruz, 27; Joel Manuel Almonte (El Gago), 25 and Victor Adolfo Polanco Rosario; and Wendiso Marino Martinez, who has a rap sheet for robbery, and in the Polanco’s case, figures with three cases f murder.
They are charged with of beating and stabbing US citizen Robert Thomas Tokarz, 70; Aruban Andrei Frances Jamine Tron, 57; and Canadian Margaret Lynn Sabloff, 66.
The report the murders of Tron and Tokarz occurred during a home invasion at Los Farallones de Cabrera, whereas the Canadian was found dead eight days later in a wooded area of th same seaside town ??.
“The detainees admitted to having committed the acts and said that the first two stole 5,300 pesos in cash, US$150, a gold chain wore by the American…,” according to the police report.
It said the detainees also confessed to the murder of the Canadian national on 8 January, after intercepting her while on her way to Puerto Plata in her vehicle.
Feb 8, 2016
UPDATE: Cabrera “Serial killers” arrested
Police officers attached to the Central Criminal Investigation Department (DICRIM) have arrested four members of what they describe as a gang of serial killers, accused of killing a US man, a woman from Aruba and a Canadian woman in Cabrera, in the northeastern province of Maria Trinidad Sanchez province last month.
Those arrested and sent to one-year’s pre-trial detention are 27-year old Jesus Maria de la Cruz Guzman, Joel Manuel Almonte (El Gago), 25, Victor Adolfo Polanco Rosario Rodolfo and Wendiso Marino Martinez.
They are accused of killing 70-year old US citizen Robert Thomas Tokarz, his 57-year old partner from Aruba, Audrey Frances Janine Tromp, and 66-year old Canadian Lynn Margaret Sabloff.
Tokarz and Tromp were both stabbed in the neck, and Tromp also sustained head injuries when three of the accused men entered their home in Los Farallones, Cabrera. Eight days later the Canadian woman was killed, also in Cabrera.
The accused have admitted to the crimes and also stole RD$5,300 in cash, US$150, a gold chain, a bag with two laptop computers, two pairs of shoes, a cell phone and other items of jewelry.
The gold chain that was taken from Tokarz was handed over voluntarily by a pawnbroker in Gaspar Hernandez who said he had paid Jesus Maria de la Cruz Guzman RD$10,000 for it. The other stolen items were discovered in some scrubland.
The accused also admitted to killing the Canadian woman, Lynn Margaret Sabloff on 8 January 2016 after stopping her when she was driving into Puerto Plata. They said they had left her body in an empty lot outside Cabrera and took the vehicle that was found in the possession of one of those arrested, Wendiso Marino Martinez Medrano. They took the authorities to the site where they had dumped the body, which has now been sent to the Regional Center for Forensic Science in San Francisco de Macoris.
DICRIM are now trying to establish whether the gang was responsible for any other crimes and if any more members might be at large.
Source: DR1, Elnacional
Feb 9, 2016
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