By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
AFTER two years, there are still no new leads in the murder investigation of a British man who was shot to death in Grand Bahama, according to the island’s police chief.
Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour confirmed that the investigation is still open and that a reward of $30,000 is still being offered for information leading to the arrest of the persons responsible.
“It is an unfortunate situation,” Sr ACP Seymour said during a recent interview. “I want the public to know that in the case of murder, the investigation is never closed. We continue our investigations and continue to ask members of public for their assistance.
“Every act of criminality that is perpetrated, someone other than the perpetrator knows something about it. These are the people we appeal to, to do their civic duty and bring information to the police to solve this matter. We know someone knows something about it,” he said.
Mr Edgar Dart, 56, along with several other relatives, was vacationing in Grand Bahama when three masked men broke into the family’s home around 7am on April 8, 2014. The culprits tied them up, robbed them, and shot Mr Dart.
The family wants closure and for the suspects to face justice. There are other families in Grand Bahama who also want justice for the murders of their loved ones.
There has been no arrest as yet in connection with the shooting death of 47-year-old heavy equipment operator/businessman Sedrick Hepburn, who was killed while walking in the Fortune Bay Drive area two years ago.
Another unsolved case is that of American Anthony Welch, who was found brutally murdered in his Albacore Drive home in January 2014. Mr Welch, a 47-year-old former Mississippi investor, was discovered bound with duct tape and stabbed multiple times about the body.
Sr ACP Seymour said that it is unfortunate when persons who can help do not want to get involved and help the police.
Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call the nearest police station or the Crime Stoppers tip line at 328-TIPS.