Two Americans believed dead after escaped prisoners hijack yacht

Two American citizens who were aboard a yacht that was hijacked are believed dead. The Royal Grenada Police Force said in a statement released Thursday that they currently “working on leads that suggest that the two occupants of the yacht may have been killed in the process.”

Three men were kept in the holding cell at the South St George Police Station and escaped custody, on February 18, 2024.

The suspects were being held at the police station when they escaped and were recaptured by the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadians Police Force on February 21, 2024.

Preliminary information emanating from investigators in St Vincent suggests that the three men made their way to St Vincent via a yacht which was docked in the St. George area, according to a statement by the Royal Grenada Police Force.

The RGPF added: “It is believed that the occupants of the yacht were American citizens.”

Ron Mitchell, 30, Trevon Robertson, 19, and Abita Stanislaus, 25, had all been charged with one count of robbery with violence, police said.

Mitchell had been additionally charged with a count of rape, three counts of attempted rape, two counts of indecent assault and causing harm, police said.

This investigation is in its infancy stage and the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) have dispatched a team of senior investigators and a forensic specialist to St. Vincent in furtherance of this investigation.