Following a question-and-answer session with police on Tuesday lasting over 40 minutes, Rushane Patterson was not charged with any crime related to the death of social media influencer Aneka “Slickianna” Townsend.
A substitute lawyer for his counsel, Michelle Thomas, was present during his interrogation. Prism Marketing Consultants understands that reports indicate that when faced with pointed questions concerning Townsend, Patterson provided only broad responses.
However, as a result of being charged last week with abduction and assault arising out of an event in 2018, he remains in custody.
This latest development in the case comes following the results of an autopsy performed on Aneka Townsend’s body, revealing that she died of strangulation.
Initially believed to have fled the country, Patterson was captured by law enforcement officials in Hanover following the gruesome discovery of Townsend’s body in Reading, Montego Bay, St. James, where it was fished from the sea.
Initial inquiries led police to conclude that the deceased woman was last seen alive in the company of Patterson at a well-known restaurant in the parish. Townsend, a resident of Kingston, is said to have travelled to Montego Bay earlier in the week, where she met Patterson.