Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Cops ID fatal stabbing victim, call for witnesses to come forward

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has confirmed the identity of the man, who was fatally stabbed at the Strand on Canal Point Road, on Saturday morning, 29 August.

He’s 27-year-old Lionel Ricardo Pars of George Town.

The RCIPS said detectives are aware that several people were present at the time of the incident, which was shortly after 3.30am.

Several videos taken by persons at the scene have been circulating anonymously, and detectives are urgently appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

“The laws of the Cayman Islands require us to produce best evidence. Videos circulated anonymously, as they are now, are very difficult for us to use as evidence,” said Detective Superintendent Peter Lansdown of the Criminal Investigation Department.

“We have a man in custody and we desperately need witnesses, people who were in the Strand on Friday night/Saturday morning, to do the right thing and come forward,” he added. 

Witnesses can contact the RCIPS Major Incident Room at 649-2930.

Anonymous tips may be provided directly to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.

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