A gruesome discovery was made on Sunday, July 15, when a resident and some family members were in the area of Bustic Bight hunting for hogs and they found a body wrapped in a sheet through a track road.
Police were alerted and upon investigation discovered the body of a black male, approximately five feet ten inches to six feet tall in a state of advanced decomposition. The police were unable to identify the body and later sent the body to Grand Bahama for an autopsy.
“It’s still too early to say what we have, but all of our efforts are directed in that regard to find out what happened,” Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade said during a press conference at Police Headquarters in Nassau on July 16.
“Sometimes there are cases like this, where we find the body and we look at it and we’re not sure it’s a homicide or something else. So it’s a sudden death until we know otherwise,” Greenslade said.
Abaco district Superintendent Noel Curry said “We are working assiduously to first identify the body and determine what we are dealing with,” Curry said.
“People normally go in the area to swim and hunt. The body could have been there for quite some time and no one would have noticed,” he added.
At this time the body remains unidentified due to the state of decomposition and the Police Department is appealing to anyone who may have a relative, friends or family member missing to contact them.
The police reported that a concerned citizen of Government Sub-Division came in to the Marsh Harbour Police Station and reported that while he and some family were hunting and swimming in the area of Bustic Bight near the lookout tower they noticed a number of Buzzards in an area through a track road. They investigated the area and discovered what appeared to be a human body wrapped in a green and white sheet off a track road in the bush.
Just after six-o-clock in the evening a team of officers from the Marsh Harbour Police Station along with detectives from the Abaco Central Detective Unit responded to the area to investigate the citizen’s report and confirmed the information.
An investigation into this matter is still ongoing.