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Police close in on solving Dangriga murder

Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015. 5:31 pm CST.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015. BMG: Police have in custody the men they believe shot fire chief of Dangriga Town Ralston Patnett in his vehicle on Sunday night, then set it on fire. Dangriga-Murder0004

Police say they have recovered what they believe is the murder weapon: a shotgun.

Patnett, 51, was shot dead in front of the Bella Vista property under his care on the Jetty Road. The red Toyota Camry car he rode in carried over 15 bullet marks.

The killers are thought to have then set the vehicle on fire.

Responding authorities found the vehicle in flames and upon extinguishing them discovery remains identified to be Patnett’s inside the vehicle.


Photo courtesy of Channel 5.

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