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Commissioner confirms Rodney Simmonds was murdered

Note the actual crime scene of the victim mentioned in the story

Police Commissioner Michael Matthews has shed light on one of two ‘unexplained deaths’ this year, explaining that investigators have concluded that Rodney Simmonds’ was murdered.

Confirmation of Simmonds’ murder now brings the BVI’s official murder count to four since the start of 2021.

Simmonds who was found dead at his home in Threadfall on February 5 was allegedly shot. And according to Commissioner Matthews, the alleged attacker has subsequently died.

“With regard to the sad shooting of Rodney Simmonds on February 5, that is leaning towards being detected because we do believe that we know the answer to that shooting. We do believe the person involved in that shooting has subsequently died,” Commissioner Matthews explained.

It’s unclear whether Simmonds’ attacker died of natural causes or due to violence.

But the Commissioner said he is unable to reveal more information about the ongoing case.

“It would be wrong of me to start publicising things without having completed our enquiries which do take several weeks when we have to take DNA off weapons and send away to the US for testing and comparison so I’m very comfortable in regards to that and I’m very comfortable with the progress that the homicide team has made to date,” Commissioner Matthews said.

On the day of Simmonds’ death, the body of another man – Andrew Skeritt’s was also found in Carrot Bay.

This was defined as another unexplained death by the cops who’ve also said the incidents are isolated.

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  1. Ok says:

    So we knew that already the question is if the killer killed himself

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    • Smh says:

      This is the first I have heard of waiting to determine if someone was murdered from gunshots when it was apparently witnessed…seriously????????

      Now it’s to determine if the murderer died of natural causes???????? Gun bullet is natural causes????????

      They need to be checking if it was really suicide.

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    • Yup says:

      BVI is becoming one of the most dangerous places to live per capita

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Duh!!!

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  3. uhmm? says:

    Did any one thing anything otherwise? Thanks for the confirmation Captain Obvious

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  4. Anonymous says:

    So wa he was doing playing dead?? Only Now ayo know it’s a murder

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  5. Pensive thoughts says:

    Did Skeritt really killed himself? I don’t think so. I think the top cop is trying say that.

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  6. Shaft says:

    That is the real Question

  7. Point blank says:

    THE GUY WAS MURDERED. IT WAS SET UP TO LOOK LIKE HE KILLED HIMSELF. WAS HE LEFT HANDED OR RIGHT HANDED? WHAT PART OF THE BODY HE WAS SHOT, IF HE WAS LEFT HANDED, HE WOULD HAVE SHOT HIMSELF FROM THE LEFT, IF HE WAS RIGHT HANDED, HE WOULD HAVE SHOT HIMSELF FROM THE RIGHT.

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  8. Hawaii 5-0 says:

    Many of the comments in this article don’t make much sense.

    “Simmonds who was found dead at his home in Threadfall on February 5 was allegedly shot. And according to Commissioner Matthews, the alleged attacker has subsequently died”.

    “It’s unclear whether Simmonds’ attacker died of natural causes or due to violence”.

    Are you serious?????

    when does someone go from being allegedly shot to being confirmed shot? If there was an autopsy performed, report on the findings of the autopsy. C’mon… Y’all go to do better!!!

    To the family/friends of Mileage and Skeritt I am saddened at the tragic loss for both families and I extend my condolences.

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  9. WOW!! says:

    You guys finally solved a murder case….

  10. Wow says:

    Is the flipping **** !!! set up everything, Skeritt didn’t kill himself

  11. Redstorm says:

    Do you know how many person analyze this theory, and they are not paid to do so. Yet there is person hired to do solve the crimes in the BVI and this is what we get. Can we send for the Scotland yard people they might solve it.

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  12. Get says:

    FBI will solve these murder cases

  13. captain obvious says:

    Tell him to check what color the leaves are on them trees too.
    imagine this the dude “leading” the BVI police force

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