NYPD Believes Caribbean-Born Man Could Be Killer Of Brooklyn Woman

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Vernon Primus. (IWN image)
Veron-Primus
Vernon Primus. (IWN image)

By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. May 10, 2016: A St. Vincent & the Grenadines-born man who was deported back to the island just last year, could be the person theNYPD have been looking for to close a 10-year-old murder case, the WB’s PIX11 Investigates is reporting exclusively.

According to PIX11’s “Crime Watch Daily,” the NYPD and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office are reviewing multiple “cold cases” in New York City to determine whether Veron Primus, 29, could be the killer of a Brooklyn woman who was found murdered in 2006.

The 2006 case relates to the death of Chanel Petro Nixon of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Primus had reportedly long been the main “person of interest” in the 2006 strangulation of Petro-Nixon, then 16.

Chanel’s body was found in a trash bag on the sidewalk outside 212 Kingston Ave., less than a mile from her home in Brooklyn by a  sanitation man who had tried to lift the bag and told a woman resident on the block she needed to break up the trash. When she opened the bag, she discovered Chanel’s body.

The interest in Primus has resurfaced after Mewanah Hadaway was rescued on April 15th from a mountain home on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and told investigators that Primus locked her in a wooden enclosure for three months and repeatedly raped and threatened her.

She reportedly told detectives he also showed her a 2006 news clipping from the Petro-Nixon case, according to Crime Watch Daily’s Mary Murphy.

Primus is already facing a murder charge on the island for the November 2015 fatal stabbing of real estate agent, Sharleen Greaves.

He was deported back to St. Vincent just last June, after completing state prison time in New York, for violating an “order of protection” secured by an ex-girlfriend.

See the Crime Watch story below: