The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force has confirmed the body of a man found in a Kew, North Caicos home but would not be drawn into whether it was a murder, as stated by some members of the community.
According to the police, a call was made to the Police Control Room at about 5:45 Saturday evening regarding the body in the house. Up to late Saturday, it is understood that crime sleuths were still processing the scene in search of clues.
“Inquiries to establish the circumstances around the death are ongoing,” the police said in a news release. “Therefore, the RTCIPF will not provide additional details at this time.
“However, anyone who may have any information in relation to this investigation can call the Crime Stoppers hotline anonymously on 1-800-8477 (TIPS) or call 911.”
But while the police would not commit itself at this early stage to determine the cause of death, persons in North Caicos have taken to social media, commenting on the cause.
Pastor Courtney Missick, a resident on that island, penned the following on social media site, Facebook: “Sorry to say my brother was found murdered in his house a while ago in Kew.”
He then made a second post: “My brother was found murdered in his house from 4:30 pm, and up to now, no immediate response from the police, up to 9:45 pm.
He later wrote: “What should we expect? Next Criminal is on the loose in North Caicos and I am hurting Right now.”
His posts were flooded with condolences from his Facebook well-wishers and friends.