The brutal deaths in Canada of Ronnie Da Breo and Natasha Jeffrey by a Jamaican man in Winnipeg, Canada has sent shock waves throughout the island.
A family member of Da Breo told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the family is devastated by the sad news since less than a month ago they had to bury Da Breo’s own father, Gregory.
According to the family member, the New York-based Ronnie left Grenada about two weeks ago after coming home to help in the burial of his father, who died in the United States.
The body was flown back home fur burial.
Ronnie, the father of an eleven year old girl, and former student of the Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS), left Grenada about 15 years ago to live in Brooklyn, New York.
The family member said that Ron had informed them that he would be going over to Winnipeg in Canada for a two-week vacation to be with Natasha since the two had only recently resumed a personal relationship that had ended a few years earlier.
The member said that the deceased left New York on May 16 and was killed the following day in Natasha’s house along with her.
She stated that very little information is reaching them about the circumstances under which the killings took place.
She said the family members in Grenada are hearing reports that Natasha had ended her relationship with the suspected killer and that apparently the Jamaican man was not prepared to accept the situation.
She spoke of Ron on his arrival in Winnipeg going straight into a social get-together along with Natasha, her brother and several other close friends.
She said that the suspect was spotted at the function and was looking in a rather menacing manner towards Da Breo who apparently was not aware of the individual.
“We really do not know what happened after the social function”, she remarked, adding that Natasha’s brother might be able to shed some light on what might have happened.
Winnipeg police would only confirm that they are investigating a double homicide after a man turned himself in at a police station.
Seymour Sharpe, 44, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
Officers taped off a home in the 4300 block of Roblin Boulevard just after 8 a.m. Friday where the bodies of Jeffrey, 37, and Dabreo,39, were found inside.
Police have not released many details about what happened, except to say the victims and the accused knew each other and the homicides are a “domestic incident.”
Const. Jason Michalyshen told CBC News that the cause of death of both victims would not be released until after autopsies are done.
Michalyshen would not say if there was a weapon, but described the deaths as “a very violent incident.”
Some family and friends of Natasha have taken to Facebook to express their grief.
“Rest in peace girl, I will never forget you,” reads one Facebook post.
“Oh lord Natty may your soul rest in peace, still can’t believe you gone,” reads another on the social media site.
According to her Facebook profile Jeffrey lived in Winnipeg, but was originally from Tempe, St. George’s, Grenada.
A sister of Ronnie described him in an interview with THE NEW TODAY as “the most loving, and caring” person one can ever hope to find” and one who was “always willing to help”.
She said this trait was demonstrated when Ronnie looked after his ailing father in New York.
“The nature of Ronnie was indescribable. You just couldn’t find another individual with so much love in him. He was so caring and loving. They have taken away the gem from the Da Breo family. May he rest in peace”.