Body of dead woman found on track road
Police discovered the body of a woman early yesterday morning on a track road after an anonymous call led them to the scene.
Police Public Affairs and Communications Officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings said the victim received injuries to the neck, but did not reveal any more details in regards to how she may have died.
Skippings said police received information around 8:10 a.m. yesterday that the body of a female was found on an unpaved track road that leads from Joans Heights West to Cox Way, just off East Street.
“At present, we are uncertain of the circumstances surrounding this incident,” she said.
“I want to send a strong appeal to members of the public, if you have any information regarding this particular incident or any other incident, life is very, very precious [and] you cannot replace it, we want you to give us a call at CDU (Central Detective Unit) at 502-9991, or you can call Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS.
“Let’s stop the bloodshed. Parents, I want to encourage you, know your homes… know where your children are, all the times.”
A blue Kia vehicle was towed from scene, however police did not reveal its significance to the case.
This latest incident brings the country’s murder count to 117 for 2011.
The victim is also the 15th female murdered this year, a record high.
The highest number of females murdered in one year previously stood at 10, which was recorded in 2009.
Skippings said, “It’s a female and I feel for all, but a female really hits home to you as a woman.”
Women’s deaths have been notably violent.
On January 12, school teacher Denise Adderley, 37, was shot in the head six times at a gas station on Wulff Road. Three days later, police discovered the body of Indera Barry, 26, of Elizabeth Estates. She had been shot in the head and left at a dump site.
Just over a month later, on February 28, 61-year-old Yvonne Adderley of Abaco, was found dead with head injuries.
In another matter, 14-year-old Jeffonya Rolle, was shot to death on March 13 in front of her family’s home.
Later that month, Elex Tina McKenzie was found in a garbage bag on the side of a road in eastern New Providence. Her face had been ducked taped. It is believed that she suffocated.
On March 30, Carrol Jean Jacques, 31, was shot on Bacardi Road in front of her young daughter.
Even more horrifying was the April 7 death of Nellie Brown-Cox, 40. She was chopped about the body.
On June 18, Kaynisha McBride of Grand Bahama, was shot in the head on that island. A week later on July 30, Erica Ward, 30, who was eight months pregnant, and Chackara Rahming, 34, were shot during a triple shooting. A man also died during that incident.
On August 12, Courtney McKenzie, 17, of Exuma, was stabbed to death and two days later on San Salvador Onieka Johnson, 21, was also stabbed to death.
Another pregnant woman, Beresha Glinton-Lewis, 30, was shot to death on August 17.
On October 22, 15-year-old Reshea Gibson was stabbed to death – in the neck area – at her residence on Sunshine Way.
Active police investigations into this latest murder are ongoing.
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