Dead fishermen were from Dominican Republic

| 29/02/2016 | 7 Comments
Cayman News Service

RCIPS Marine Unit

(CNS): Police have identified the bodies of two men found last summer in a fishing boat drifting off the coast of Little Cayman, though the cause of death could not been determined. Eduard Eugenio Taveras Toribio (37) and Manuel Henriquez (58) were discovered by officers from the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit in August. They were both from the Dominican Republic but were living and working in Jamaica as fishermen and had gone out on a fishing trip. 

“It is likely that they had engine failure and their boat drifted until the police vessel came across it,” police said Monday. “A post mortem was performed on both bodies. Due to the condition of the bodies, the cause of death for each man could not be determined. However, the post mortems did determine that there were no signs of violence.”

Identification was establish through DNA. Over the last six months RCIPS officers made extensive efforts to identify the men and get to the bottom of the mysterious discovery, which included travel to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, and a lengthy search for possible family members.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Fishermen from the DR but living and fishing in JA and traveling back and forth in a canoe ?

    Naaaaahhhhhh saaaaahhhhhh……. something smell fishy !!

  2. Anonymous says:

    The saddest part of this story is that neither of the deceased appear to have ever been reported overdue or missing in Jamaica or DR media. No media accounts at all for these guys apart from this one.

  3. Anonymous says:

    JCM you are clearly an insensitive moron…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Good on the police for persevering and finding who these men were.

  5. JCM says:

    So our RCIPS have the manpower to make extensive efforts to identify a couple of unfortunate dead fisherman from DR/Jam who obviously died at sea including taking trips to Jamaica and the DR (!) but claim they don’t have the manpower to get actual crime under control here like guns being shot off outside Nectar on 7MB, crazy driving and street racing up and down West Bay Rd and bypass at all hours of the night, endless break-ins, tourist muggings, etc. Well done boys, pat yourselves on the back. Way to prioritize.

    • Anonymous says:

      You JVM is a very sad person. Suppose one of bodies was yours and the other one of your brothers or sons – would you feel the same way.? Some of you need to think before you type.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you to the Ricps for your hard work in allowing these men to have dignity in death and for their families to at least know what happened to them.

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