St Johns, Antigua (TDN) -- Two Dominican men were found dead today in a home in the Cedar Valley area of Antigua around 10 A.M on Friday October 5, 2012.
The two bullet riddled bodies were discovered in a house in what witnesses said resembled ‘execution’ style killings.
Reports are still sketchy but one of the men killed is a local Dominican businessman who was visiting the country, owner of DVD Club System Alwin ‘Bougg’ Robin. The other person is said to be Dermouth Alix Riviere, age 32.
Just yesterday Riviere who resides in Antigua was reported missing by family members and his abandoned vehicle was later recovered by Police. He was last seen on a job site at about 10 A.M on Thursday.
The hard working Riviere built and maintained swimming pools for a living and just two months ago married his long time girlfriend Kimana Iaisha Dodds-Riviere. The two have a seven year old boy.
Riviere was a well known figure in the construction sector in Antigua while Robin was only in the island for about a week before meeting his untimely death.
Photographs of the scene making the rounds on the Internet showed Riviere who resided at Ebenezer, lying face up in a pool of blood with his hands and feet bound together. He appeared to have been severely beaten.
Robin was not bound but was seen lying face down in a pool of blood with a pair of sunglasses about 12 inches from his head and a bunch of keys on the tiled floor, near his right side. Both men were shot in the head and their clothing was blood stained.
Police reports indicate that Robin was residing in the house where the bodies were discovered during his week long stay in Antigua. Repeated efforts by the home owner to reach him over a twenty-four hour period resulted in him asking a friend to check on the deceased.
It was then the discovery was made at around 10:00 A.M Friday and the Police called to the scene.
Police spokesman Corporal Frankie Thomas said residents report not hearing any gunshots in the area. He also indicated that the crime scene painted a very familiar picture to investigators but declined to elaborate further.
The deaths of the two men bring to three the number of Dominicans murdered in Antigua so far in 2012.
On February 17, 2012, Dorothy Prince a gas station attendant was shot to death in a botched robbery in St Johns. Three men were subsequently arrested and two are awaiting trial after one of the men died suddenly.
No motive has been given in the most recent killings and Police say their investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913/4 or Crime Stopper at 800-TIPS (8477).