Racquel Rattray Death – The sad incident of the demise of a woman who was set ablaze on August 1 by her husband has been confirmed by the authorities on August 10.
The victim has been identified as 31-year-old Racquel Rattray, a mother of three kids with her oldest being 14.
A suspect, a St. Ann man who is the deceased husband is under police custody and facing murder charges after he allegedly set his wife ablaze on Emancipation Day.
Preliminary investigation revealed that at about midnight on August 1, Rattray had an argument with her husband about monies raised from the opening of their shop.
Rattray’s husband who’s identity is yet to be disclosed, reportedly poured gasoline into the shop and Rattray tried to stop him. She went inside the shop after which he set the shop on fire and locked her inside.
The police and the Fire Brigade were notified by the resident after they heard screams.
Rattray’s body was later found in the crumble during the cooling operations by the fire service and she was rushed to the hospital.
She later succumbed to her injuries on Monday, August 10, 2020.
Investigation is still ongoing.