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Residents question police murder account

Some Adelaide residents told The Nassau Guardian that they are not convinced of the accuracy of the account of the murder of a young mother in their community as reported by police.

A neighbor who lives near the property where Shande Cartwright, 22, was found stabbed to death, speaking on condition of anonymity, said no dogs barked and no screams were heard in the area until a man was at her gate shouting and rattling the fence.

She added that this man seemed to be the only disturbance in the typically quiet neighborhood.

The police reported after the murder that they received information that Cartwright and a man were on Adelaide Beach around 9 p.m. on Monday when they were approached by two men, one armed with a knife and the other with a handgun. According to the police account, the culprits robbed Cartwright and the man, stabbing them multiple times before stealing a 2010 black Hyundai Accent.

The neighbor said she saw the woman stretched out on the beach on some sort of blanket that seemed to be where she died.

The man who police said accompanied Cartwright was taken to the hospital where he was treated for several stab wounds and released.

No one has been charged with the homicide thus far.

However, police have confirmed that a 23-year-old man is in custody for questioning in connection with the homicide.

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