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January 16, 2014
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Jamaican cop commits suicide in Cayman
Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

There are now questions about what would have led a Jamaican man in the Cayman Islands, who is a police constable, to have committed suicide.

The body of 45-year-old Rafael Williams was found in the East End area on Sunday.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service released a statement saying there would appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. However, full circumstances of how he died were not provided.

However, a local source told THE STAR that the Jamaican man hung himself.

Our news team sent an email to the police asking for further information, but the authorities said they had nothing more to say outside of what was said in the release.

Meanwhile, The Cayman police, in the release, noted that the Jamaican man was under investigation in relation to breaches of the Penal Code and Anti-Corruption Law.

It said Constable Williams was arrested last Friday on suspicion of blackmail and breach of trust and was later granted bail.

The police noted that Williams, who was stationed at George Town Police Station, was on suspension at the time of his death.

They said a report of the circumstances surrounding the death of the Jamaican police constable will be forwarded to the Coroner's office and that a liaison officer has been appointed to communicate with the family of the deceased.

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