Investigators from the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force say they have arrested a man in connection to the beheading of Isaac Missick, 57, of Kew, North Caicos on Saturday, September 11.
The police said the man was arrested on Tuesday. He was held on that island, and the police say he is the main murder suspect.
“The Police can confirm that the body of a man was found inside a house in Kew, North Caicos and that the body was decapitated. Although formal identification procedures have not yet taken place, the body is believed to be that of 57-year-old old Isaac Missick. The Police are in contact with the next of kin at this difficult time,” a statement from the police said on Thursday.
The police have applied to the Supreme Court for an extension to keep the suspect in custody beyond the lawful mandatory 48 hours within which an uncharged suspect can be held.
“The court case was adjourned until September 23rd, 2021, during which time the man will be held in police custody,” the statement further noted.
In the meantime, the police revealed that another man that was arrested on suspicion of murder arising from the incident on Sunday, September 12th, has been released on police bail pending further investigation.
“This is a very distressing and complex murder that will take time to investigate. However, many specialist Officers are involved in this case, and they are doing everything possible to fully understand the events leading up to this horrific attack,” the statement continued.
The statement continued: “North Caicos is a very close community, and the Police seek their assistance in providing vital information to progress the investigation.
“The last reported sighting of Mr Missick was on Friday morning, September 10th. However small, if you have any information, don't hesitate to get in touch with the Police on 911 or report anonymously to Crimestoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS).”