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Mother mourns murdered son a year after grandson drowned during Dorian

Last week marked the one year anniversary of the death of Ingrid McIntosh’s eight-year-old grandson, who drowned during Hurricane Dorian.

On Sunday morning, there was cause for more mourning when she received a call informing her that her son, Patrick Rolle, was murdered. 

“Last year, September 1, I lost my grandson, so it still hits home,” McIntosh told The Nassau Guardian.

“It’s just September 1 that I lost him. My birthday was September 3. I lost my son September 5.

“I am broken.” 

On Sunday, police reported that a man’s body was found wrapped in a blue sheet on a track road, off Bacardi Road. Police did not say how he was killed, but characterized it as a homicide.

While police haven’t released the identity of the victim, McIntosh said the body found was that of her son.

She said she last saw him around 11 a.m. on Saturday. 

“I was heartbroken because I never expected to hear that,” McIntosh said.

“He had just [left] me.”

Rolle went out around 6 p.m. Saturday, according to his mother.

“I’m not going to say Patrick was perfect, but whatever fault he had, he turned it around,” she said.

“So, to me, he was perfect. You understand what I’m saying? He was my child.

“Patrick was loved and he showed love to a lot of people; a lot of people. I don’t know what to say.”

McIntosh said Rolle had no children and was an avid gambler.

She said shooting dice is what brought in his money.

“He had days when he made good money,” she said.

“When his mother is at rock bottom and she [didn’t] have money to buy a soda, his car would pull up and all I would hear is, ‘Mummy in there?’ and I would know what it was all about and I would answer before someone else answers.” 

She said she wants closure.

“I just want to say whoever killed my child, if they’re still out there, I just want the people to try to find them, to just give me some kind of closure,” McIntosh said.

“That’s all I’m looking for, closure, and to know why they killed my child.” 

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Jasper Ward

Jasper Ward started at The Nassau Guardian in September 2018. Ward covers a wide range of national and social issues. Education: Goldsmiths, University of London, MA in Race, Media and Social Justice

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