There is also an update on the murder investigation of Michael Escalante whose body was found on the road side of the George Price Highway near mile 31. Escalante was in a red Wingle pickup truck that the killer made his getaway in. According to ACP Myvette, the vehicle has since been found.
ACP Joseph Myvette, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: “We continue to follow several leads in relation to that. On Friday last sometime shortly before midday his vehicle which is a red Wingle was located about five to ten minutes walk south west of Mahogany Heights within a wooded area. The two front widows were apparently shattered by bullet holes however the vehicle itself remained intact in terms of its components meaning the machine, the wheels and so forth the vehicle was intact aside from the window being shattered. We are still trying to determine a motive because we know for a fact that monies were found on him by the police and he we have no information to suggest that he was carrying any large quantities of monies at the time of the incident. Several prints were recovered from inside the vehicle and we are following other leads which had indicated to us that the vehicle along with a grey in color Ford Escape was seen on the George Price Highway within close vicinity of each other some time shortly before the incident so we’re also following on that lead. At this point in time we are looking for four persons for questioning who we believe can assist in this investigation.”