Blunt objects used to kill Canadian

Martin Joseph Gareau (aka Marty Gareau), a Canadian national living in Grand Cayman, suffered multiple injuries to his head and body caused by sharp and blunt objects.

Mr. Gareau’s body was found at his home address; 109 Sea Spray Drive, off Beach Bay Road, in the District of Bodden Town, soon after 7am Tuesday.

A post mortem was carried out Wednesday afternoon.

Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Kim Evans said this is being treated as a murder enquiry.

‘The post mortem shows that Mr. Gareau suffered very serious injuries, which could only be caused by another person or persons,’ he said.

The last known movements of Mr. Gareau were when he was spoken to by telephone on 18 May.

There was no sign of forced entry at the victim’s home and officers investigating his death are keen to hear from anyone who was in contact with him or saw him between Sunday afternoon and Tuesday morning.

‘Anyone who saw or spoke with Mr. Gareau will no doubt be able to assist with our enquiry,’ said Detective Inspector Kim Evans. ‘Even if it was just a short phone call or a passing sighting it is extremely important and could help us piece together what happened.’

Police were alerted to Mr. Gareau’s death by a co-worker who had gone looking for him when he failed to show up at work, something that was unusual for Mr. Gareau.

He worked in construction here for a division of the CayCoast Company, a Grand Cayman construction business. It is not clear what his exact role was.

Officers have completed door to door enquiries in the neighbourhood but continue to appeal for anyone who has not yet spoken with an officer who may have seen something important at the victim’s home address to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Bodden Town Police Station on 947-2220 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.