Identity Of Deceased Released; Death Treated As Suspicious


Sunday, June 5 – Police are treating as suspicious the death of a male whose body was found on Wickham’s Cay 1 yesterday around 4pm.

The body of Merlin Caesar, 33, a native of the Dominican Republic with no fixed place of abode, was recovered near the Fisherman’s Wharf close to the water’s edge.

One person of interest is assisting Police in their investigation.

Police are asking the public for assistance with information as to the whereabouts or any exchanges with the deceased, verbal or otherwise, prior to 4pm yesterday. Persons can contact detectives within the Major Crime Team directly at 368-5682 or call the RVIPF three-digit access number 311.

Persons can also give that information to the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339 or report the information anonymously to Crimestoppers through its Miami-based hotline number 800-TIPS (8477).