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Update: Men Charged in Eastern Avenue Death, 6 December

6th December, 2019 Police Headlines

Update (6 December):

One of the men arrested in relation to the below incident, age 24 of Cayman Brac, has been charged with Assault ABH. The other two men, ages 20 and 22 of George Town, have been charged with Manslaughter.

 

They are appearing in court this morning, 6 December.

 

Police continue to appeal for witnesses to this incident to contact the RCIPS Major Incident Room, at 649-2930.


 

Update (3 December):

Police can now confirm the identity of the man who died following an incident at Bananas Bar in Dolphin Plaza on Eastern Avenue early Saturday morning, 30 November. He is Dinesh Asanka Fernando Wannukawatta-Waduge, age 36, a Sri-Lankan national working in Cayman.

 

The RCIPS expresses condolences to the family of the deceased.

 

Three men, ages 20 and 22 of George Town, and 24 of Cayman Brac, have been arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the incident. They remain in custody as the investigation continues.

 

RCIPS detectives have been reviewing CCTV footage taken during the incident, and have determined that there was an altercation at the location shortly before the man’s death.  Detectives are aware that several persons were at the location at the time and witnessed the altercation and may be able to provide much needed assistance in the investigation.

 

“The victim in this senseless and tragic incident was a hard-working man who simply wanted to provide for his family back in Sri Lanka. His death leaves behind a wife suffering from a life-threatening illness, and a four-year-old daughter who is now facing the prospect of losing both parents,” said Deputy Commissioner Kurt Walton. “What is also truly sad is that, although we know there were dozens of people at the location at the time, not one person has come forward to assist us in this investigation. We know that if this were your parent or family member, you would want someone to come forward to help.  All we ask is put yourself in this family’s shoes, contact us and help us get to the truth.”

 

The RCIPS is appealing to anyone who was at the location at or around 3:30AM to contact the investigative team at the RCIPS Major Incident Room, at 649-2930.


 

 

Initial Release (30 November):

Just before 3:40AM police and other emergency services were dispatched to Bananas Bar, Dolphins Plaza on Eastern Avenue where it was reported that there was a person in distress.

 

An unresponsive man was found at the location was found and transported by the ambulance to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

 

Circumstances surrounding this incident are still unclear and detectives are seeking the assistance of witnesses who were present and can provide an insight as to what took place.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222. 

 

Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.