Police: Treasure Island death not suspicious

Body was discovered at hotel in May

The death of a man found in an apartment at Treasure Island Resort on Grand Cayman last month is not considered suspicious, Royal Cayman Islands Police confirmed Tuesday.  

Although officers are still looking into the death of James Dean McLaughlin, 38, a post mortem examination showed no reasons to suspect foul play, officials said. 

Mr. McLaughlin’s body was found on May 27 in a building at the West Bay Road resort occupied by short-term and long-term renters.  

He was last known to be alive on May 19.  

Residents nearby told the Cayman Compass that they had complained of an odd smell for several days before the body was found in the apartment.  

A maintenance man at the resort complex said he was informed about the foul odor only on the day Mr. McLaughlin’s body was discovered.  

Mr. McLaughlin, a citizen of the United States, was employed in Cayman as an investment analyst.  

Friends of the man’s family told the Compass that Mr. McLaughlin and his wife had separated about a year ago and that they had two children together.  


Police attend the room in which James McLaughlin’s body was found on May 27. – PHOTO: JEWEL LEVY