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Woman’s body found off Cowpen Road

Police discovered a woman’s body off Cowpen Road shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday.

Superintendent Shanta Knowles said police are treating this matter as a murder as the woman had injuries. She said the victim was found in a field east of Bonefish Pond.

“What we know is around that time a farm laborer was here at this location cleaning the farm when he came across the body of a female,” she said. “At this time we are working the information to determine the identification of this woman and what may have led to her demise at this location.

“We don’t have identification on this woman at this time.

“We are working to determine if it is in fact the woman who was involved in an incident last night at Pastel Gardens. We won’t know that until we have some form of identification completed tomorrow.”

Knowles was referring to an incident that occurred on Saturday.

Police said a woman was missing following a double shooting on Peach Street, Pastel Gardens shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday.

According to reports, the woman and two men were sitting in a vehicle when the man sitting in the back seat shot the woman and the other man.

Police said the man who was shot escaped from the vehicle and ran to a nearby house for assistance.

The shooter drove off in the vehicle, a brown Nissan Cube, license #AM9396, with the injured woman still in the vehicle.

The man was taken to hospital and was in serious but stable condition.

Police did not identify the missing woman or the suspected shooter.

Travis Cartwright-Carroll

Assistant Editor at The Nassau Guardian
Travis Cartwright-Carroll is the assistant editor. He covers a wide range of national issues. He joined The Nassau Guardian in 2011 as a copy editor before shifting to reporting. He was promoted to assistant news editor in December 2018.
Education: College of The Bahamas, English

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