Around 5:15PM on Wednesday 13th July 2016, the lifeless body of Sorineida Moreno Arias was discovered by members of the Dominican community in a remote area off Crystal Bay Road Wheeland, Providenciales.
Police officers attended and the scene was processed by scenes of crime officers and senior detectives. A murder enquiry is underway, and the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police asks anybody with any relevant information to make direct contact with an officer, contact Chalk Sound Police Station via 338-5901 or To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1- 800 8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc. The information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
We extend our sincere sympathy to the relatives, family and friends of Sorineida Moreno Arias.
Commissioner of Police Mr. James Smith stated, “This is the second murder of a young woman in a short period of time. We are not yet in a position to link these murders but we encourage all members of our communities to take care of each other and themselves, be cautious if you are a lone female, do not place yourself in a vulnerable position, do not accept rides from strangers and if you’re going out with anyone make sure you notify someone of who the person is and give description of their vehicle. My officers are out in the communities, patrolling, conducting stop and searches and doing our utmost best to prevent crime and detect offenders but we cannot do it alone.”
“The motive for these horrific crimes is not known but it is clear that someone has a complete disregard for human life. If Someone among you knows their identity, suspects someone, or has information that will lead us to the killer. It is your duty as a citizen to come forward. It is time to protect our women, protect our communities and protect the future of the nation. Do the right thing and help us bring those responsible to justice and support the victims and families of these terrible crimes.”