Taxi operator charged with female Canadian promoter’s murder

A 32-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to last week’s killing of Latoya Alcindor, a popular Canadian events promoter, in Runaway Bay, St Ann.

The accused is Rogen Theomar Hylton, a taxi driver of Rio Bueno in Trelawny and Salem, Runaway Bay in St Ann.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) confirmed that the charge was laid against Hylton in a tweet on Thursday evening.

Hylton was arrested in Trelawny on Wednesday morning following what was described as “detailed and swift investigations” by the Trelawny and St Ann police.

The accused is said to have been in a relationship with Alcindor up to the time of her death.

Alcindor, a 43-year-old of Markham in Ontario, Canada, was found with stab wounds to the upper body at the apartment complex which she reportedly rented in Runaway Bay, on Thursday, January 21.

Her cousin, Tashia Antoine, told the Canadian media that Alcindor travelled to Jamaica on December 27, 2020 “to pursue some business opportunities, and met a friend ‘who she was seeing'”.

The male friend – believed to be Hylton – was last seen with Alcindor on Monday, January 18, according to Antoine.

A mother of two children, Alcindor was a promoter who invested heavily in making costumes for the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, formerly called Caribana.