The man found dead at Treasure Island Resort on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach Tuesday has been identified as an employee in the local financial services industry.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service did not state how James Dean McLaughlin, 38, died. A post-mortem was scheduled and officers declined to speculate on whether the death was suspicious.
Mr. McLaughlin, a citizen of the United States, was employed here as an investment analyst.
The last time Mr. McLaughlin was seen was on May 19, according to police. However, detectives working on the case were asking for anyone who might have seen or spoken to Mr. McLaughlin between Monday, May 19, and Tuesday of this week.
It appears Mr. McLaughlin may have died several days before his body was found Tuesday. Residents told the Cayman Compass they had complained of an odd smell for days before the body was discovered in the apartment.
Police found the body in a Treasure Island Resort apartment building occupied by short-term, long-term and vacation renters.