Police in Jamaica have charged Rushawn Patterson for the murder of popular social influencer Aneka ‘Slickianna’ Townsend.
According to reports from the Jamaica Gleaner, the 33-year-old man was charged on Friday gone.
The Gleaner also reported that Rohan Rose, a security guard was also charged with misprision of a felony in direct relation to the case
Misprision of a felony is a crime that occurs when someone knows a felony has been committed but fails to inform the authorities.
On Friday, October 21. Townsend’s body was retrieved by the Marine Police in the sea in the Reading area of St James. The post-mortem concluded that she died as a result of strangulation.
“The police say the investigation unearthed that on Thursday, October 20, Townsend traveled from Kingston to Montego Bay where she was picked up by Patterson at approximately 7:30 p.m. During the course of the evening, they visited a restaurant in Hanover and a guest house in St James, according to the police. The police further stated that at some point during the night, an argument developed between them, which resulted in Patterson strangling Townsend and disposing of her body,” according to the Jamaica Gleaner.
According to reports, on November 2, Patterson was arrested during a high-level, intelligence-driven police operation. He was however later charged for an unrelated case of assault that occurred in the St Andrew South police Division.