BY SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE partially decomposed body of a man was found stuffed in a suitcase in an abandoned building off Soldier Road early on Monday morning.
Officer-in-Charge of the Central Detective Unit Chief Superintendent Clayton Fernander said officers received an anonymous tip shortly after 10am that led them to the scene.
“As a result of information officers went to Red Sea Road off of Soldier Road and Sumner Street. When officers arrived they checked the two-story abandoned building and on the first floor they discovered the lifeless body of a man in his early 30s, in a large suitcase with multiple injuries to his body,” Chief Supt Fernander said.
“At this point we do not know the cause of death. We believe that the body was there for about 24 hours. Emergency Services personnel were called to the scene and confirmed the man was dead. What we are working with is the little information that we got. We have no motive, no cause of death and no identity at this time.”
Chief Supt Fernander declined to comment on whether the victim was stabbed or shot.
This latest homicide brought the country's murder count to 47 for the year, according to The Tribune's records.