Bahamas police seek help in apprehension of murderers

NASSAU, Bahamas, Monday May 27, 2013 – Police are appealing for public assistance in apprehending those involved in the murder of two unidentified people, whose charred remains were found inside a vehicle over the weekend.

Police said that they had responded to a “bush fire” and after extinguishing the blaze, fire fighters discovered the remains.

The police statement gave no details about the identity of the bodies, expect to say they “are appealing to members of the public who may have any information that can assist police in arresting the perpetrators to contact them anonymously”.

Earlier this month, the United States urged its nationals travelling to The Bahamas to be wary of the crime situation in the country after a US citizen was shot and killed during an armed robbery.

The US Embassy in The Bahamas said that so far 40 people had been murdered since the start of the year and that the local police have warned of the increased number of armed robberies in the capital.

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