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No arrest yet in Jenice’s death

Monday, December 12, 2016
Jenice Figaro

Robert Figaro, the father of four-year-old Jenice Figaro, said he is baffled by the failure of the police to arrest a woman suspected of beating his child to death.

“This woman is texting me every day like normal, yet the police are saying she is in hiding and they cannot find her, “ the bewildered dad said yesterday.

Figaro, 36 of Corosal Road, Whiteland, said: “I cannot understand what is happening. The police have the autopsy report, they interviewed me, my child mother, my family, but they have not launched a manhunt for this woman,” he asked.

He said since Jenice, his only child died on November 24, he has been having sleepless nights.

“I am the one having sleepless nights, I am the one who is sitting in the house talking to my daughter, telling her that everything will be all right. I keep looking out for her to run coming towards me.

“I am sitting here remembering how I would hug and kiss her and tell her that I love her. But it looks like the police just want to sweep me under the carpet with my daughter.”

He said the police also told him someone will call him and counsel him, “but to date I have not received a call.”

Figaro said he did not want to take the law into his own hands and that is why he was relying on the police to do their job.

“If I take the law into my own hands, I might end up dead or behind bars.”

Jenice, was pronounced dead on arrival at the San Fernando General Hospital on November 24.

She was taken to the hospital by ambulance after an initial report that she became unwell after consuming a meal of fries.

Her father was not at home at the time.

She was left in the care of a woman he shared a relationship with.

However, upon examining the child’s body doctors at the hospital saw marks which aroused their suspicion and ordered forensic testing which showed she died from blunt force trauma.


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