Cops revisit year-old killings

| 03/10/2014

(CNS): The police are urging members of the public who may have information regarding three murders which took place in September and October of last year to come forward.  Having reached the one year anniversary of the three fatal shootings police are revisiting the crime scenes and hoping to trigger a response from the public to help them find and charge the killers in these open and ongoing investigations. Irvin Bush was gunned down at his West Bay home, Earl Hart was shot outside his home in Prospect and Anthony Connor was killed near Mango Tree all within a three week period.

Detective Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay appealed to the public for any information they may have in connection to any of the killings.

“Recently we have had a number of successful convictions in court for both murders and manslaughter which in part was down to the support and courage of witness’s who have come forward and given evidence in court,” Kay said. “I would like to encourage everyone to follow this lead and if you have any information regardless how small you may feel it is, contact any of the police stations, the Major Incident Room at the George Town Police Station on 925 7240 or crime stoppers on 1 800 TIPS.”

The first of the three killings that police are seeing to solve was on Sunday 15 September 2013 when at Irvin Bush was shot in the Miss Daisy Lane area of West Bay near to his home. Although a number of arrests were made in connection to this incident police said that no charges have been laid. On Sunday 14 September, almost one year to the day officers from the RCIPS conducted house to house inquiries in and around Miss Daisy Lane in an effort to uncover any new witnesses or information which would lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of Bush.

The victim’s son Robert Mackford Bush had also been killed in the district two years before in September 2011. Brian Borden was convicted of that crime this summer and is currently serving a life sentence in Northward.

A few weeks later Earl Hart was shot and killed outside his home on Marina Drive, Prospect at around 9.30pm in the evening. Although arrests were made in connection to his murder the suspects were released. Officers now plan to return to the scene where Hart was killed this Sunday and conduct house to house inquiries as well as seek assistance from passing motorists in an effort to find information that could lead to an arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Just a week after Hart was killed On Friday 11 October, last year, Anthony Connor was gunned down outside the Mango Tree Bar and Restaurant at about 9.15pm in the evening. Although this incident occurred close to a very busy bar and intersection very few witnesses came forward and no arrests were made in connection to his murder. Police will conduct a walkthrough of the bar and restaurant next Friday (10 October) in an effort to gather any new leads in the case.

The RCIPS is urging anyone who may have information to come forward by contacting the Major Incident Room at the George Town Police Station on 925 7240 or crime stoppers on 1 800 TIPS.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    RIP Krisstopher Jefferson killed Dec 29th 2001,and killer still lives amoung us today,being a menis to society,that just tears u apart to know who killed your  family member and proof was right there and police im sure heard who did it,just allow this person to just walk free and brags about his killings….POLICE,I really dont know what to say,but you all need to go over alot of unsolved murders and clean up these streets.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good Job Cops what you say R.I.P Fabian Powell what an Angel he was? How about R.I.P Josh Hooker?

    • Anonymous says:

      Angel or not, no one deserves to be murdered. And every family deserves justice and closure. The police need to do their jobs regardless of who was killed. And they have NOT done so in either case – and many others.  And hey, how about innocent until proven guilty? People involved in both the murders of Josh and Fabian are still walking free. And the police know it.

      • Anonymous says:

        The whole of grand Cayman know that the killer of Josh Hooker aignt alive may both they souls rest in peace remember that old Cayman and Bible saying an eye for an eye tooth for a tooth what’s goes around comes back around. What Cayman and Caymanians is to live as one and stop fighting each others down while foreigners take over their Country.Good bless the Cayman Islands and the Cayman people.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Check the latest murder. I am sure he got details of at least one,

  4. Anonymous says:

    Glad they are finally getting around to it..(oneyear later

    Good job Bainesy…Bet you wish you still had Duncan could get another award for this..:)

  5. Anonymous says:

    That's all well and good. I am glad the Police are finally following up. It just seems a bit too little too late.  But what about the many older unsolved murders? Killers have been walking free for many years now. And the famlies of the dead see no justice.  Rest In Peace Fabian Mark Powell – killed December 29th 2009.

  6. Anonymous says:

    They should be doing investigation for all murders that was from back when, not just  starting form Irvin. XXXX

  7. Anonyanmous says:

    This is good news to reopen the investigations into both murders, someone must have seen something.  If  you saw anything nowever small in relation to these incidents please call the police or crime stoppers.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Police should ask the public specifically for a list of known associates, and then go visit those people and compare stories. 


    • Anonymous says:

      Start by asking  prisioners… True Story..


    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly, bet there are quite as few prisoners that thought that "not informing" against their friends was the noble thing to do, but having been sentenced to prison found those friends are nohere to be seen or heard of……