A senior police officer has downplayed reports of a breakthrough in the Gillian Bayne murder investigation.
The decomposed body of the 18-year-old former Barbados Community College (BCC) student was discovered at the bottom of a 70-foot well at Groves Plantation, four days after she disappeared from her Kirtons, St Philip home on August 12, 1996.
However, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police responsible for Crime Livingstone Eversley said today he was not in a position to corroborate reports that the man held at the weekend in connection with the disappearance of 75-year-old Marcelle Smith, was also a suspect in Bayne’s murder.
“I am not aware of this. There is nothing to tell that is like that,” the crime chief said. (EJ)