Statement Regarding the Murder of Chryslin Gladden Print E-mail
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Written by The Guardian   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 00:00

August 4, 2014
The Special Envoy for Women and Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, expresses deepest condolences to the family of 16 year old Chryslin Gladden. The news of her brutal murder is deeply saddening and brings into sharp focus the appalling levels of violence present in our society.

Her death has left many in a state of shock and profound confusion as to how or why someone could commit such a horrific crime against a defenseless teenaged girl. It is difficult to imagine the indescribable pain that her family is currently enduring. Chryslin was a recent high school graduate preparing for tertiary education and everything that life had in store for her until it was all prematurely taken from her in a ruthless and violent manner. Mrs. Simplis Barrow condemns in the strongest terms, these acts of violence, especially against our children.

The Special Envoy for Women and Children calls on the Belize Police Department and Justice System to do all that is within their power to bring the family some closure with a thorough investigation of this crime and subsequent prosecution of the perpetrator who so viciously took young Chryslin’s life.