The body of Marisha Bowen is removed from the scene on Friday.
Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune staff
By NICO SCAVELLA
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are investigating the death of a Charles W Saunders School teacher, who was found dead in her home off Soldier Road Friday morning.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean said the woman was found shortly after 8am by residents of an apartment complex on Read Sea Road, off Sumner Street, suffering from a single wound to the body. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sources told The Tribune that neighbours heard screaming around 7am, which may have led to her discovery.
ACP Dean did not disclose the nature of the wound and said an autopsy would have to be performed to determine the exact cause of death.
Police have not yet officially identified the deceased, but The Tribune understands she is Marisha Bowen, a native of Guyana who has worked at CW Saunders since 2014.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, in a statement released just hours after the discovery by police, said CW Saunders Principal Shelton Higgs had dismissed school early and that parents were to immediately collect students from the school “due to the untimely death of a teacher”.
The statement did not indicate whether the early dismissal was linked to the incident, however.
“We are following some good leads and we believe this matter is a matter that once we continue along the trajectory that we are on, we should bring it to resolution very soon,” said ACP Dean.
When asked for more details about the circumstances leading up to the woman’s death and subsequent discovery, ACP Dean said: “We wouldn’t want to go into much more details about that right now because detectives are on the scene and it’s a live matter right now and as the information unfolds we’ll come back with some more information.”
Friday’s incident came just days after a man died in hospital of his wounds after reportedly being shot in the Union Village area.
A family member confirmed to The Tribune that Antoine Pierre Arty, aka “TP”, was pronounced dead around 1am.
The 34-year-old was believed to be have been shot multiple times about the body.
Prior to that, the 27-year-old son of National Congress of Trade Unions of the Bahamas President John Pinder was shot multiple times and killed while playing video games in his Hillside Park home after a gunman or gunmen opened fire through a window.