Boat deaths remain mystery

| 10/09/2015 | 16 Comments
Cayman News Service

RCIPS Marine Unit

(CNS): The police said that the cause of death of two men found in a boat off the coast of Little Cayman last month has still not been determined. The bodies of the men were found adrift in a 28ft canoe, which was registered in Jamaica, by the Marine Unit on patrol on 25 August. An RCIPS spokesperson said one man was estimated to be aged between 35 and 40 years and one aged more than 50. A post-mortem has been completed but since the bodies were in a significant state of decomposition, a final determination on how they died is still pending the pathologist’s findings.

“We are awaiting formal identification of the deceased from another jurisdiction, and will release this information once confirmed,” the police spokesperson stated. The boat has been confirmed as registered in Jamaica.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Who cares anyway? They weren’t Caymanians and it didn’t happen on these islands so why the fuss? Anywhere else they’d have written it off as death due to exposure by now and closed the case.

  2. Sam says:

    Forensics are great here. Mass poisoning (food or chemicals) at school? They still don’t know when it should have been a priority and experts should have been involved right away.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Mystery? Not to me. Clearly this is a drug run gone bad.

  4. Rhett says:

    Would gunshots be a natural cause due to a robbery or a drug deal gone wrong?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Did they not report earlier that the bodies had gun shot wounds? End of statement. This is not a huge issue. Legalise all drugs.
    No problems with clogging courts with small details like drugs. Let people have at it if they are so stupid as to choose this downward spiral in life. Choices.

  6. Anonymous says:

    What about the live ones caught fleeing Little Cayman?

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’m going to take a wild guess and say dehydration/sunstroke/starvation. Doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to work that out. RIP poor souls.

    • Anonymous says:

      Rocket surgeon, huh?

    • Anonymous says:

      Someone’s been watching ‘Death in Paradise’

    • Anonymous says:

      In the absence of any evidence of foul play, assuming there is none , this is the most likely cause. It would only take a few days at sea to suffer the effects of sunstroke & dehydration, without adequate water.

      • Diogenes says:

        depending on the extent of decomposition, determining the cause of death is not going to be easy, and strangely enough medical professionals might be a bit reluctant to just wing it and say it must be natural causes. Your assessment is based on what exactly – you have seen the bodies, and have extensive medical training?

    • Anonymous says:

      I am not sure that you want a rocket scientist, as he would probably be guessing. It would take a forensic pathologist. Silly thing to say.

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