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Police call North Side death “suspicious”

Police on Friday (8 June) confirm a man has died in North Side in what they’re calling a major incident.

A police spokesperson confirms the RCIPS is treating the circumstances of the death as suspicious.

Community members have told Cayman 27 the deceased is Timothy Rivers, a North Side resident and farmer.

They tell us police are searching for his son, 19-year-old Cody Rivers. Police would not confirm that detail.

Members of the community are distraught and were unwilling to speak with Cayman 27 on camera. Family members did, however, send through the following:

“The family is deeply shocked and saddened at the tragedy. Timothy was a man that loves his farming, which was something he did his entire life. He was a hard-working man. Right now, as a family, we are just trying to cope with all that has happened.”

North Side former political hopeful Jay Ebanks sent a message as well:

“I would say that today is a sad day for the people of North Side. We lost a true friend, a pioneer in the agricultural field. Someone that you could always count on for fresh produce. He will be missed by us all, especially the farmers and the Hutland family.”

In a brief statement, the RCIPS said the man was found bleeding and unresponsive at a location on Hutland Road.

They say the matter is currently under investigation and further updates will follow. Police are appealing for anyone who has any information on this matter or who may have seen anything to contact Detective Inspector Morrison at 916-1045.

About the author

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 18 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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