One Year On, Police No Closer To Solving Murder Of Edgar Dart


Edgar George Dart


Tribune Freeport Reporter


GRAND Bahama police are no closer to solving the murder of wealthy British citizen Edgar Dart, who was shot and killed a year ago this week in Grand Bahama.   

Police press officer Inspector Terecita Pinder said the case is still open and high on their list of unsolved murders. A $25,000 reward was issued last year, but no credible leads have been generated in the case.

Dart, 56, was a wealthy farmer who lived in Canada. He traveled to Freeport with his 13-year-old son, George, to spend the Easter holiday with relatives in Freeport.

Sometime around 7am on April 8, three armed intruders broke into Dart’s mother home in Emerald Bay taking the family of seven hostage. The intruders wore masks and were armed with a firearm and machete.

Dart apparently got into an argument with one of the men and was shot. His son, and mother, Joy, 79, and other relatives, watched helplessly as his he lay dying. His brother Colin and his wife, Alison, and their son, Luke, and relative Pip, were also at the residence.

The family was tied up with duct tape and robbed of jewellery and other personal items. The thugs then cut the phone lines before fleeing in the gardener’s truck, which was later recovered by police.  

The Dart family owned a sprawling home in a very upscale canal front residential community. It is believed that the home has been put on the market, following the tragedy. The home sits on the prime location on the Grand Lucayan Waterway.

Although police have questioned some people in connection with the incident, no arrests have been made.

Dart’s murder was classified as the island’s sixth homicide for 2014.

American investor Anthony Welch, 47, was also murdered in his home on Albacore Drive, Lucaya, early last year. Mr Welch was discovered dead in his residence on January 24. He was bound with duct tape, and had been stabbed multiple times in the body.

Anyone with information that can assist the police in these and other unsolved murders on Grand Bahama are asked to call the police hotline at 352-1919, 351-9111, 351-9991 or Crime Tipsters at 300-8476 or contact the nearest police station.


GrassRoot 7 years, 1 month ago

Yep and the police does not need foreign help!!! How embarrassing is that. Get a DNA database of all thugs on the island. Will take you 5 min afterwards to identify suspects. Totally corrupt police.


Well_mudda_take_sic 7 years, 1 month ago

The corruption of our police force compliments the corruption in our AG's Office and Court System. Just sit back and watch what happens to the case against John Boswick for illegal possession of firearm ammunition. After all, let's not forget that we still have that Greek fella living and walking among us who killed a poor black man by shooting him in the back a couple of decades ago as he was running away from the Greek fella, after which the Greek fella then immediately fled to Greece to unlawfully avoid prosecution, only to return to the Bahamas a few years later as a scot free man, as if the incident never happened. And of course there are many many more cases like that one.


Reality_Check 7 years, 1 month ago

Let's also not forget that the alleged politically connected man who commissioned the murder of Hywel Jones (at least in the eyes of the court of public opinion) is also still living and walking around among as an uncharged free man.


SaltyConchy 7 years, 1 month ago

You mean that poor black man that allegedly raped the guys mother?


Well_mudda_take_sic 7 years, 1 month ago

No doubt a well concocted story after the fact! Even if true though, it would not have justified an act of outright murder.


birdiestrachan 7 years, 1 month ago

There are many unsolved murder cases , this is to bad. but the police can only do so much they need the assistance of the public. I doubt that they have any eye witnesses in this case. It would appear there were only family members at the scene.


GrassRoot 7 years, 1 month ago

eyewitnesses? Are you stuck in the 17th Century?


ThisIsOurs 7 years, 1 month ago

Everybody knows that murders can only be solved if you have eyewitnesses...(everybody in this case = birdie)


Major_Pain 7 years, 1 month ago

Cops in the Bahamas are just clueless, that is why so many cases are unsolved.


Jonahbay 7 years, 1 month ago

While we're asking... Who killed Harry Oakes??


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