Man "detained" in Movietowne murder is released; police say he was not a suspect

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 08:15

Police say the man who assisted them with investigations into last evening's murder at Movietowne is not a person of interest but rather a witness and he has since been released.

Police say security footage shows that the victim Jamilia Derevenaux was having a conversation with her attacker in the car park before the incident occurred.

They say they believe when Derevenaux attempted to walk away she was attacked.

Her throat was slit.

The incident took place at around 8.15 last evening.

The 28-year-old victim was at her workplace, Manderos Restaurant when the incident happened.

Movietowne said it was saddened by what took place and lamented what it called senseless killings in the country.