Cops plan to pursue more ‘cold case’ murders

| 22/05/2014

(CNS): Following the successful prosecution on Monday of Chad Anglin for the murder of Fredrick Bise in February 2008, the RCIPS has said its Cold Case Unit will continue to “investigate and pursue rigorously all leads in order to solve our cold case homicides". Police have said that no unsolved murders are formally closed on their books and detectives will continue working on cold cases, irrespective of the cost or time, until those responsible for the killings are brought before the courts. Anglin was charged with Bise’s murder last year but a file had already been sent to the legal department in 2008 by detectives working the case at the time. However, the crown prosecutors had said there was not enough evidence to try the case and ordered further enquiries.

During the latter part of 2010, the RCIPS formed the Cold Case Unit (CCU) to review unsolved homicides and the first case they turned their attention to was a review of the Bise homicide.  The detectives re-interviewed witnesses and pursued other lines of inquiry before another file was submitted to what is now the Director of Public Prosecution’s office (DPP), which this time recommended that Chad Anglin and another man could be charged with murder.

Anglin was then charged at HMP Northward, where he was already serving a five year sentence in connection with a violent attack on a West Bay woman in October last year. Another man who was also charged with the murder of Bise is expected to be tried later this year.

Bise’s body was found on the morning of 8 February 2008 in the back of his burned out SUV by fire crews who had been called out to the blaze in the Mount Pleasant area of West Bay. Bise’s body was wrapped in a blanket and the autopsy revealed that death was caused by severe blunt force trauma to his head and face and strangulation.

Anyone who may have information, no matter how small, that could assist the CCU with their investigations into old murder cases is asked to call Detective Inspector Dennis Walkington at 325-8161, or to remain anonymous to call Crime Stoppers 800-8477(TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I hope closure comes to grieving brac family in the 90’s where the lady was left to die & an innocent by standard killed her! rcip was corrupted & with other forces involved also=lodge!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cayman has so many unsolved murders that it is a real disgrace, especially  for such a small country.

    I would like to add a few other names of some UNFORGOTTEN CAYMANIAN SOULS:

    West Bay: 15

    Irwin Bush,Jimmy Bush (body never recovered), Andrew Baptist, Preston Rivers, Leslie Hydes, Erlon Ebanks, Thomas Bush, Todd Powery, Christopher Jefferson, Mark Jefferson, Charles Scott Bodden (body never recovered),Deosker Ebanks, Robbie Ebanks,Silsby "Junior" Barnett, Mr.Eden whose body was found at the top of Birch Tree Hill Rd next to the old pink shop.   

    George Town: 13

    Anna Evans (body never recovered), Josh Hooker, Glen Bodden,Joe Williams, Chadwick Bush, Jamie Woods, Fabian Reid, Fabian Powell, Timothy McField, Jerome Russell, Earl Hart, Omar Samuels, Jason Christian.

    If I have forgotten anyone please add their names, so that hopefully justice can be served for them and peace and closure brought to their loved ones.






  3. Anonymous says:

    And Mr. Thomas Bush who was murdered on Bodden Road and the young man who was found dead in GT with his throat cut I believe his name was Omar Bodden or the brother of Omar. 

  4. anon says:

    I hope this unit considers all the missing persons cases to be within their remit as well.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just to Name a few unsolved murder victims: Deosker Ebanks, Marlon Ebanks, Leslie Hydes, Charles Scott Bodden, Andrew Baptist, Preston Webster. 

    There are quite a few more who are not listed but their deaths remain unsolved. 

    Closure & Justice for their lives and loved ones. 

  6. Anonymous says:

    what about the murder that happened in the brac where the lady was left to dead & then an innocent person hit her in the road & killed her????

  7. Anonymous says:

    All they have to do is take pride in everything and the quaility comes from within. Just look to make what we have better

  8. Anonymous says:

    I hope this includes Caymanians who's murders are also unsolved. 

  9. Anonymous says:

    Maybe there would be less need for cold case investigations if RCIPS got it right first time. I was at the Bise murder scene in 2008 and it was a shambles. The same goes for the still unsolved murder of Marlon Brando Ebanks, it was total chaos.