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Oct 25, 2021

Young Mother Found Hanging Inside Apartment; Was it Suicide?

Police in San Pedro are investigating the curious circumstances surrounding the death of a young mother who was found hanging inside an apartment on Friday evening.  Twenty-four-year-old Abrie de Tuyul was discovered motionless several hours after neighbors reported hearing an argument between her and her common-law husband.  Tuyul’s daughter was also inside the home in San Pedrito when the incident took place.  In the wake of the grisly discovery, police have taken her common-law husband into custody for questioning.  Communications Director Fitzroy Yearwood shares additional details on the ongoing investigation.


ASP Fitzroy Yearwood

ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, BPD

“On Friday, the twenty-second of October, police responded to an apartment on the lower flat of a two-storey building in the San Pedrito area of San Pedro Town where they saw the lifeless body of twenty-year-old Abrie [de] Tuyul in the bathroom section of that apartment. Initial investigation revealed that she was at home with her child and common-law husband where neighbors reported that they heard what appeared to be an argument going on between her and the common-law. We have received reports that the child was seen seated at a window from about three o’clock in the afternoon and sometime after five, the common-law came out of the apartment that he had closed up and asked one of the neighbors for money to buy a smoke. At this time, he did not mention anything of the whereabouts of his common-law until a few minutes later when he said that she apparently hurt herself. Our investigators have detained him since and we are investigating this death from different angles.  We believe that due to the nature leading up to her being discovered, that it has warranted us to believe that something other than suicide may have occurred and as soon as our investigators get to the bottom of it, I would be able to bring you up to date as to our findings For the purpose of investigations, if this turns out not to be as reported by the common-law [husband] then it would be a murder case and for us to discuss injuries and so forth, we wouldn’t want to prejudice the case.”



“Does this couple have a history of arguments that get violent?”


Fitzroy Yearwood

“Well, like I explained, investigators have interviewed some neighbors so far who would suggest that the couple argues on a regular basis and it is believed that on Friday it climaxed and either which way that it went, a life was lost. She lost her life and we have to treat this case very seriously because at the end of the day only two adults were in that apartment and one was saying one thing and the investigators have to speak for the deceased.”

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