Just after 2:20AM, today Thursday 24 December, police and other emergency services were dispatched to Canal Point Drive, George Town where it was reported that a man was found bleeding and unresponsive in the parking lot of the Strand.
The man, age 22 of West Bay, was believed to have suffered from multiple stab wounds and was transported by ambulance to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment. He was believed to have been in a critical and life-threatening condition. Just after 4:45AM, while he was being treated at the hospital, he was pronounced dead by the attending doctor.
Police have launched a murder investigation into this incident and a Major Incident Room has been established. The deceased is believed to have been a patron at the Lilies Night Club just before the incident took place. Detectives are appealing to witnesses who were in attendance at the location and may have seen the suspect or victim in this matter throughout the night. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the MIR at 649-2930.
“We are depending on the people who were present to come forward and speak with the police. We know there was a large crowd at the location; however, we have not had any witnesses come forward with information that could potentially assist the investigation” says Detective Superintendent Peter Lansdown in charge of Criminal Investigations, “We cannot be successful in bring offenders to justice without the cooperation of the community. The problem of violent crime affects us all and we all need to work together to solve it.”
Additionally, anonymous tips may be provided directly to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.