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Update: 20-Year-Old-Man Charged with Murder, 29 December

29th December, 2020 Police Headlines

UPDATE:

The 20-year-old-man, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, after he turned himself over to the police on Saturday 26 December, has been charged with Murder. He is expected to appear in court today 29 December.

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UPDATE:

Just after 8:30PM yesterday, Saturday 26 December, a 20-year-old-man of George Town surrendered to the Cayman Islands Detention Centre in relation to the fatal stabbing incident that took place on Thursday 24 December (see below). The man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody pending further enquiries as the murder investigation continues.

 

Detective Inspector Dave Morrison, who is the Senior Investigating Officer for this murder investigation, thanks the public for their support and assistance. DI Morrison continues to encourage witnesses who were present at the location to call the MIR at 649-2930 with information to assist the investigation and ensures that your calls will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

 

Additionally, anonymous tips may be provided directly to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.

 

“I commend the investigating team and all the supporting units who have been assisting with this investigation so far,” says Superintendent Peter Lansdown in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department, “The officers have been out in numbers over the holidays to ensure that the investigation progresses as diligently and swiftly as possible. We will continue to do the same as the investigation progresses.”

 

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UPDATE:

Police can confirm that the identity of the victim in the stabbing incident was 22-year-old Michael Aaron Bush of West Bay. The RCIPS expresses condolences to the family of the deceased.

 

The investigation has also led investigators to believe that just before the incident took place, at about 2AM, there was a disturbance outside the clubs of the Strand and both parties involved ran out into the parking lot. Additionally, investigators are also aware that there were over 20 persons in the area immediately after the incident took place. Detectives are appealing to the persons who were present in the parking lot after the incident and those who were involved in the disturbance prior, to present themselves to any police station and speak with an officer regarding your involvement or what you have witnessed. Anyone with pictures or videos of the incident is also encouraged to submit them to the police through the RCIPS website at https://www.rcips.ky/submit-a-tip.

 

Detectives are also appealing to the young man who was responsible for the stabbing of the victim to turn himself over to the police at the Cayman Islands Detention Centre or the nearest police station and explain what happened. He is described as short, slim build and of medium brown complexion with long natural hair caught in one.

 

Alternatively, anyone involved in any way or with information pertaining to the investigation is encouraged to call the Major Incident Room at 649-2930.

 

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Just after 2:20AM, today Thursday 24 December, police and other emergency services were dispatched to Canal Point Drive, George Town where it was reported that a man was found bleeding and unresponsive in the parking lot of the Strand.

 

The man, age 22 of West Bay, was believed to have suffered from multiple stab wounds and was transported by ambulance to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment. He was believed to have been in a critical and life-threatening condition. Just after 4:45AM, while he was being treated at the hospital, he was pronounced dead by the attending doctor.

 

Police have launched a murder investigation into this incident and a Major Incident Room has been established. The deceased is believed to have been a patron at the Lilies Night Club just before the incident took place. Detectives are appealing to witnesses who were in attendance at the location and may have seen the suspect or victim in this matter throughout the night. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the MIR at 649-2930.

 

“We are depending on the people who were present to come forward and speak with the police. We know there was a large crowd at the location; however, we have not had any witnesses come forward with information that could potentially assist the investigation” says Detective Superintendent Peter Lansdown in charge of Criminal Investigations, “We cannot be successful in bring offenders to justice without the cooperation of the community. The problem of violent crime affects us all and we all need to work together to solve it.”

 

Additionally, anonymous tips may be provided directly to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.

 

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