Double murder victims were managers at Royalton Antigua

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One person is allegedly in custody, assisting the Police with investigations into what appear to be double murders at a Pillar Rock residence on Wednesday, September 7.

News quickly went into circulation late that night, after the body of a Mexican man was found in the pool, shortly after 9:30 p.m.

The man reportedly had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. However, the Police are reporting that he also had multiple gunshot wounds to his body.

In a press release, the Police said that a search was mounted for another male who was discovered missing at around the same time.

However, a body found floating in the pool early Thursday, September 8, is believed to be that person. A source claims the pool is very deep, and that is why investigators might have missed the second body, which also bore multiple gunshot wounds.

Reports say the sound of gunshots had been heard by a police officer working at the Royalton Antigua Resort, where the slain men had held the positions of Human Resources Manager and Accounting Manager, respectively.

Only Cesar Santos Ramirez, 36, has been identified, so far. The name of the older man, aged 39, has not been released pending further investigations.

A source tells REAL News that one of the victims reportedly arrived here only about three weeks ago.

As part of their investigations, the Police were in search of a young man who, reportedly, is now being questioned about the double homicide – the circumstances of which are still unclear.

These two latest homicides are numbers seven and eight for the year 2022. However, they are the second double murders in less than two months.

Police investigations continue into the killing of a Golden Grove couple on Wednesday, July 20. Pia Visser-Baptiste, 61, and her husband, Tyrone Baptiste, 64, were found shot to death in their home by one of the women’s employees, after she had failed to show up to work.

No one has been arrested for these homicides, to date.

Post-mortem examinations on the couple confirmed they had died as a result of gunshot injuries.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. “For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:14

    “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” Revelation 20:12

    “For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.” 2 Corinthians 5:10

    • 🤔 I wonder who they fired or short paid recently then again that’s an extremely drastic measure to take

  2. Antigua don’t have Human Resource Manager material and Accountants? And so Royalton have to import? Give me an aspirin!
    God bless the dead!

    • no, most of these hotels owners don’t like us Antiguans and if we do get a position we don’t make half of what these white and other races make.

  3. I am deeply saddened that these two gentlemen lost their lives. No one deserve to die that way . Condolences to family back in Mexico. I am made to understand that they were living at the Pillar Rock. That the Royalton bring in Hispanic or Latino to fill in basically all the top and middle management with the exception of just a few. The General manager on office staff, the HR and staff, maintenance and even maintenance secretary. The Fc and according staff , the kitchen and store room staff. Who they don’t import that get out of the Spanish community in Antigua.
    Antiguans are treated like dirty. Like second class, even if they are middle managers.
    Gastón when the government give concessions it is an investment on the behalf of the people of Antigua & Barbuda. Hence Antiguan should get first, second and third preference. Are you telling me that the only thing we are fit for are security, gardening, bartender, house keeping/ maids. How in the world that in the year 2022 an HR manager for a hotel in Antigua has to be imported from Mexico. Again my condolences to the family and friends. I pray that no Antiguans are involved in the wickedly act . However, it also brings to light what is going on in Antigua. Our young people are leaving for lack of Job opportunities. We need Antiguans from the top to the bottom of our tourism industry. This is another way to let some of the tourists dollar stay right here in Antigua. This cannot happen in Barbados or Jamaica.

  4. Debts owned Death Payment !!! G7 plane left today with Hit TEAM members on to the next owning islands lockdown payback looks like coming due for many. This World WoW

  5. The original name of the hotel was Royal Antiguan but they couldn’t keep that name due to the fact they knew the “Source Market” for the management team. They should have renamed it “Royalton Mexicana” instead of Royalton. I used the term “Source Market” as it’s a favourite of all the Tourism players. I believe for them, it is a descriptive term not only for guest but also for management. Only in Antigua.

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