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Woman Found Hanging from Tree

A young woman believed to be a mother of two, was found Saturday morning hanging from a tree.

According to police reports, around 6:30 a.m., police received a report that a woman was found dead in the Skyline Drive area.

When police arrived at the scene, they met the lifeless body of the woman roped to a tree in black pants and a blue and white bra. The woman, who is believed to be 27-year-old Jade Saunders, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

Since this incident, graphic images and video of that woman’s body were circulated on social media.

This again is conduct that police have sternly warned the public against, noting that those responsible for disseminating these images are committing a crime.

Police in the capital are continuing to investigate matters surrounding this apparent suicide.

In other crime news:

Man Shot Died in Hospital

Police are urging members of the public to come forth with any information regarding the shooting death of a man who died in hospital yesterday morning.

According to reports, around 5:00 a.m., police received a report that a man who was brought into hospital suffering from a gunshot wound, succumbed to his injuries.

When police arrived at the hospital, they found the lifeless body of a man with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police do not have any motive for this shooting nor do they have a location where the incident occurred, but are looking to the public to help solve this case.

Investigations are ongoing.

British Man Shot Dead
A British national is believed to be the murder victim of a shooting incident in Western New Providence over the weekend.

This incident has led police on an island-wide manhunt in search of those believed to be responsible for this latest slaying.

According to reports, around 10:00 p.m. on Friday, a man who is a British national who has resided in The Bahamas for a number of years was at home on his sailboat in Western New Providence near Stuart’s Cove (his place of employment) when he was approached by his killers.

Police say two men armed with handguns accosted him and demanded cash.

The men fired two shots hitting the victim before fleeing on foot. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are searching for four men in connection with this incident.

Stabbing in GB
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a stabbing incident in Grand Bahama.

Last Friday, police officers in Grand Bahama were called to an area in Sea Grape, Eight Mile Rock, where they met a male with stab wounds about the body.

Reports are that the victim was involved in an altercation with a female, when a 17-year-old male, who is a relative of that female, stabbed him about the body.

EMS personnel were called to the scene and the victim was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital where his injuries are listed as very serious.

A short time later, the 17-year-old juvenile of Sea Grape, Eight Mile Rock turned himself in at the Eight Mile Rock Police Station along with a relative.

He is presently assisting the police with their investigation into this matter.

Tourist Arrested for Drugs
A 26-year-old American man from Miami, Florida is in police custody after he was arrested for the possession of dangerous drugs on Saturday.

According to reports, shortly after 7:30 p.m., officers from the Tourism Policing Unit acting on intelligence went to a cruise ship moored at Prince George Wharf, where they found the suspect in possession of a large quantity of marijuana.

The suspect was taken into custody and is expected to appear in court early this week to be formally charged.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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