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Man In Custody After Woman Found Dead In Eight Mile Rock

BY DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

The body of a woman who was reported missing was discovered in bushes near her home in Eight Mile Rock early on Saturday morning.  

Grand Bahama Police suspect foul play and have a man in custody who is assisting them with their investigation.

The identity of the deceased, who is believed to be a Haitian national, is being withheld by police.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Ashton Greenslade reported that sometime around 10pm on Friday family members of the deceased woman went to the Eight Mile Rock Police Station and reported her missing.

“Information is that she left home early that day and up to 10 pm on Friday had not been seen or heard from here since leaving home,” said Mr Greenslade.

He stated that officers of the EMR Division and the victim’s family left on inquiries to locate her, but did not find her.  

ACP Greenslade reported that sometime around 7am on Saturday family members discovered deceased’s body in bushes near her home.

 “We suspect foul play, and I am happy to report that we have someone in custody who is assisting us with their investigation; we are following some promising leads and hopefully expect to close this matter shortly. We are still asking members of the public to please reach out to us and share any information they have with us,” he said.

When asked the age of the victim, the police chief did not want to disclose that information at this time.

“At this stage we do not want to reveal that information. We are in the initial stages of the investigation and as soon as we get sufficient information we will provide it. We believe she is a Haitian national,” he said. 

Comments

ISpeakFacts 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Victim and Criminal are both Illegal Haitian Immigrants!!! Deport them back to their hell-hole so they can do these crimes on their own soil, we already have to deal with the D- bahamian population led by none other than the most dishonorable Hubert Minnis. Lord knows we cant take any more Haitian immigrants who only know how to steal and kill, especially since 99% of them cant speak a lick of English!!!

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ThisIsOurs 1 month, 3 weeks ago

where did it say they were illegal immigrants? (maybe I missed it or maybe you have inside info). The problem in our society with literally everything is we equate character qualities with physical attributes. That's why the shotgun white man from the boat still alive and Vasilyi release from prison. Being an illegal immigrant does not make you a bad person. Being a bad person makes you a bad person.

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joeblow 1 month, 3 weeks ago

@ThisIsOurs..** when a person enters another country illegally, hides from authorities, lies and bribes to acquire documentation to look valid, works illegally and continues the charade for years, they are a liar, thief and fraud. Know any good liars, thieves and frauds?.

(this comment is not to support whether or not the persons are illegal, but to address the point about bad people being bad people)

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Ashinnabash 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I still don't see the part where we were talking about illegals. That's the problem because whenever you hear Haitian you think immigrant when it's not always the case.

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ThisIsOurs 1 month, 2 weeks ago

people flee their countries for a whole ranged issues. If your life and your family's life are at risk I suspect you'd lie about your status too.

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UN 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Yup, Bahamians are such peaceful, caring and law-abiding people (which is why for many years they’ve decided it’s normal to target a lone woman of HAITIAN DESCENT). Their rape stat is the highest in the region (even higher than Jamaica’s) - which explains why both genders feel it’s okay to figuratively rape a woman. I saw an old news piece about an incident which took place in the USA, a 19 yr old Bahamian boy nearly killed an 8 yr old American girl (raped her, smashed her head with rocks - they seem to like rocks - and buried her alive). I wasn’t surprised at all (I’m sensing their obsession goes back really far - pedophilia).

I wonder if that recent news piece I saw on another site is true - Bahamians taking advantage of Trump’s kindness by overstaying? Did they get kicked out? Hypocrisy. Why wasn’t that reported by the major newspapers? Yup, all about making Bahamians look good (narcissism). If it’s true, it means they ‘gat something in common with Haitians - except dey ain’t as strong - one lil sign of hardship and they don’t want to help their government rebuild’.

The Haitian people don’t have a government who cares about their best interest. Haiti has had many years of hardship. Bahamians can’t show empathy for the Haitian people, but they gladly accepted Trump’s generosity. How many Bahamians are surviving off less than $1 a day? They can somehow find 600 million to gamble away. How many Bahamians have been killed by their own people at the top? How many had to watch their country get torn to shreds by earthquakes which took the lives of more than 300,000 people? Yup, one lil piece of wind and they ain’t coming back here (‘ain’t use to hard life’ but want ‘Princess’ to live that way).

Females trying to silence another female (but men are the problem). Free speech is now one-sided (‘we can talk but you can’t talk’).

Also, I wonder why so many tourists are going to private islands........

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ThisIsOurs 1 month, 3 weeks ago

"Bahamians taking advantage of Trump’s kindness by overstaying?"

"OR", they've been trying to get back to the island that they love since March but denied reentry by their own uncaring govt. I wouldn't be surprised to learn of passports and visas expiring

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Hoda 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Well if you were just attempting to leave in March, wouldnt you have been overstaying your 6 months tourist travel period, assuming your entered the usa in september. Nonetheless, i get your point.

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jt 1 month, 3 weeks ago

If you are referring to Hurricane Dorian as ‘one lil piece of wind’, you’re an idiot. That was a 185 mph storm that tied for the strongest recorded in the Atlantic in known history.

That is the equivalent of an F-3 tornado that tore through Abaco and lingered over Grand Bahama for two days. The storm surge topped 21 feet. Abaco will never be the same.

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Hoda 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I dont agree with everything you are saying. However, i do agree that their is an unspoken or dismissed culture of pedophilia and rape in this country. The stories of grown men dating, having sexual intercourse, impreganating teenage girls is to frequent. The disturbing part is we say the girls are fast, or, talking about the difficulties because the parents to work, but why are we normalizing and not rebuking the grown man grooming and having sex with a child. It usually kicks off the vicious cycle of more babies, poverty, single parent homes.

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empathy 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Sadly, you speak Xenophobia.

Immigration, legal nor illegal, are not the source of our problems.

We need to come together as a people and formulate strategies that address diversification of our economy, inclusiveness in high standard education, sensible constitutional reform, including citizenship and immigration. We need to build a Bahamas that our young people will be proud of and want to live in. In short, plans to move our country “forward (upward, onward together “).

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moncurcool 1 month, 3 weeks ago

This is sad, Yet, why do we jump to always post these stories? Do we believe crime attracts people to our country?

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ThisIsOurs 1 month, 3 weeks ago

don't see anything wrong with printing the story. It's news

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moncurcool 1 month, 2 weeks ago

IS it news? Or is it sensation?

How many countries that seek to attract business do you see making stuff like this front page? They may report it, but they stent hide it on the back pages so you have to search to find it. Not us, we like to plaster it on the front page and then think people would want to do business in an environment like this. Go figure.

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