Decomposed body discovered
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a decomposed body of a man yesterday morning in his home in West Avenue, off Carmichael Road.
The victim has been identified as Andrew Miller, 48. He was found by family members in his one-room efficiency apartment sometime around 10 a.m., police have confirmed.
Officers remained tight-lipped on whether they may be investigating the country’s fourth murder for the year. Police say because of the advanced stage of decomposition, it was unable to say at the time whether there were injuries to the body. Police said an autopsy would have to be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Miller lived alone. Family members reportedly called police officers to the scene.
“They did not see him for a couple of days and they came to check on him, and in checking on him they smelled an odor so they forced entry into the home,”police said.
The Guardianunderstands that a missing persons report was not filed.
There were no signs of a struggle inside the home, police said.The Nassau Guardianwas informed that the door was locked from the inside.
According to a cousin of the deceased who spoke toThe Nassau Guardianon the condition of anonymity, the last time she saw Miller was on Monday.
“Every day from Tuesday I was knocking at his door. I even knocked up to last night and got no answer,”the woman said while holding back tears.
“We have a cat inside and I thought I smelled a scent and I was looking around to see if the cat pooped and nothing was there. I told my mother I smell something and then this morning she checked and she saw the keys in the door. He don’t leave his keys in the door, but the top lock was locked,”she explained.
“He was quiet and very loving. He liked to walk and he was a handyman. He worked for everybody and anybody,”she said.