Man discovered bound with duct tape, multiple stab wounds

by: Lededra Marche, News Editor

Within six hours, police in Grand Bahama had to investigate the first homicide and traffic fatality for 2014 on the weekend.

A team of officers was dispatched to a home on Albacore Drive in Lucaya late Friday night after police received information about a male resident there.

Police say when they arrived, they found a Caucasian male bound with duct tape with multiple stab wounds about the body.

According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour, the victim is believed to be in his late 40s.

" We are right in the middle of the investigation because we are still trying to determine how he would have come to this unfortunate demise,"  he said.

The man, who is believed to be an American resident on the island, was reportedly discovered shortly after 10:00 p.m., however, police did not say who discovered him or what may have been a motive behind his killing.

Emergency medical personnel were called to the scene and the victim was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via ambulance where he was pronounced dead by a doctor.

" At this time police are aggressively investigating this matter. We are also appealing to the general public with any information they have that may assist police in this investigation,"  Police Affairs and Communications Officer Inspector Terecita Pinder told The Freeport News Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, ACP Seymour, who is responsible for the Northern Bahamas, revealed that they are making headway in their investigation into the double homicide in Abaco last week Saturday.

" We are making progress in the two murders that happened in Abaco. There may be some connectivity between the two murders,"  he told The Freeport News.

Police discovered the first male slumped over the passenger seat of a light blue Maxima with gunshot wounds to the body.

Officers reportedly made the discovery while on patrol in the S.C. Bootle Highway area through a track road just before 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18.

EMS personnel were called to the scene and confirmed the man was dead.

Six hours later, police received information the the body of a second man was found lying in the street at Bahama Coral Island.

The man was discovered shortly after 9:00 a.m. with gunshot wounds to the backside of the head. He, too, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A team of officers from the Central Detective Unit flew in from Grand Bahama to assist with the investigations.

Police are still asking anyone with information in the Grand Bahama murder to call 350-3107/8, 911 or 919 or with the Abaco homicides to contact them at 367-2560 or 367-3437, or call the nearest police station.

Published Monday, January 27, 2014

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