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Body DUMPED on Millenium Highway; Police need help to identify victim 

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By Dana Malcolm 

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#TurksandCaicos, June 19, 2023 – There was commotion on the streets of Providenciales this Monday morning as a body was found lying in the middle of the street. Police now say it is being treated as suspicious though cause of death is yet to be determined in the face of conflicting reports.

Officers from the Police Force and their international partners flooded the scene quickly; we are told, attempting to cordon off the grisly discovery and begin their investigations.

Our court correspondent, Wilkie Arthur was on scene immediately and got initial updates from the officers .

“The officers say there were no gunshot wounds but there was a body found on the road. They cannot say what the cause of death was [yet].”

Arthur was told by officers, who he said were communicative, that the body was a middle aged man who may have been killed elsewhere.

“The officers believed it’s a possible dump, he probably died elsewhere and was dumped on the street,” he said.

A formal police report informed that they had received the first calls around 7 a.m. and also said that there was bleeding from a ‘gunshot wound’; conflicting with on the scene accounts, also from Police.

Top brass has since reached out to all press agencies to say there is no indication of a gunshot rather a wound to the head.

After getting their accounts straightened out they described the scene for the public.

“The unidentified male is 5’ 08” ft tall, slim built, about 150 – 160 pounds, and appears to be between the ages of 18 – 25.   The body was clad only in black shorts with white stripes on one side.

RTCIPF officers arrived at the location and found the bleeding body with what appeared to be a wound to the head. The male victim was barefooted.”

Police informed at news production time they were still waiting for the results of a post mortem on the dead man to determine the cause of death. Preliminary reports indicate that they were unable to identify the victim and no missing persons reports were filed matching the man. We are told he has distinctive scars on his upper chest and a short haircut.

Any residents who believe they can identify him are asked to make a report to the police.

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Five Cays Shooting Death

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June 22nd, 2024.

Homicide detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are actively investigating a murder in Five Cays, Providenciales.

Initial reports indicate that shortly after midday, the Police Control Room received several calls stating that gunshots were being heard in the area of the Community Center.

RT&CIPF officers responded to the given location and found the lifeless body of a male with what appeared to be gunshot wounds about the body.

The RT&CIPF is asking anyone with information that may help in this investigation to contact the closest police station, 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 to provide any information anonymously.

Additionally, individuals are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app to share information.

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Assistance Needed in Identifying Murder Victim

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June 16th, 2024.

The Serious Crimes Unit of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police yesterday (June 15th)  evening responded to a report of a shooting death.

Upon arrival at a location along Five Cays and South Dock Road, Providenciales, officers observed the body of a male with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

The victim is approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was found wearing red shorts, blue underpants, and a pair of black and white slippers and was shirtless. The individual had a dreadlocks hairstyle.

There were tattoos on both his arms and a cross under both eyes.

The estimated age of the victim is between 25 to 40 years old.

We are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this individual.

Anyone with information that may help in this investigation is urged to contact the closest police station, 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 to provide any information on this murder anonymously.

Additionally, individuals are encouraged to download the CrimeStoppers P3 app to share information anonymously.

 

Murder scene photo by Wilkie Arthur, Eagle Legal News Media

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Male Charged With Murder

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#TurksandCaicos, June 7, 2024 – A 29-year-old male has been charged with the murder of BUTLER BRAVE PROPHETE. KERLY AGENOR, of Dock Yard, Providenciales, was charged today (June 06th) following advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. In addition to the murder, the accused faces the following charges:

  • Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of Ammunition
  • Discharge of a Firearm
  • Discharge of Ammunition

The charges against Mr. AGENOR state that on March 05th, 2024, in Providenciales, he murdered Mr. PROPHETE, Contrary to Section 3 of the Offenses Against the Person Ordinance Chapter 3.08.

At the time of his death, Mr. Prophete, 22, of Wheeland, Providenciales, was exiting his workplace on the Lower Bight and was shot dead.

Mr AGENOR remains in custody pending a Sufficiency Hearing.

In a brief statement, Superintendent in charge of Crime, Safeguarding, Public Protection, and Intelligence Dean Holden said: “I wish to thank the officers of the Serious Crime Unit for their dedication and commitment in bringing this case to a charge. Further, I wish to reassure the public and families that the RTCIPF is committed to bringing prosecutions against perpetrators and, when possible, closure to persons who have lost loved ones to these senseless homicides”.

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