The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service announced Monday that foul play is not suspected in the death of a Security Centre guard who was found unresponsive at Eden Rock in George Town last month.

The body of Melito Fernandes, a 36-year-old senior supervisor for The Security Centre, was found at the rear of the Eden Rock dive shop in the early hours of Wednesday, Sept. 20. Mr. Fernandez, a native of Goa, India, was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The autopsy on Mr. Fernandes was delayed because the pathologist was off island. The RCIPS said Monday that the case is still being investigated as a sudden or untimely death.

The Security Centre released an official statement on Sept. 20 regarding Mr. Fernandes. He was described by company President and CEO Stuart Bostock as a valued friend and employee.

“We are all devastated by the news, but must do everything possible to protect his privacy, especially for his family in Cayman and back in India,” Mr. Bostock said as part of his statement.

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  1. Where are the Coroner’s report ? Is the Police playing Coroner too . Remember that the Pathologist was of the Islands . I think that his true family needs to have closure of the true cause of his death . He is human just like all of us , and so is his real family .

  2. One example of the importance of knowing the cause of death. The below story was published on every body-building site, sometime with erroneous conclusions.

    “In August of this year, 25-year-old bodybuilding mom Meegan Hefford was found unconscious in her apartment, brought to the hospital where she was declared brain-dead, and died soon after. The cause? “Too much protein before competition,” No one knew she had a rare genetic disorder that would make the breakdown of protein acutely toxic for her until after her death.
    Does this tragic case carry lessons for the rest of us without rare genetic disorders?
    In this episode, I make the answer a definitive YES.” (Chris Masterjohn, PhD in Nutritional Sciences, Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York, postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department).
    Here is the link to podcast if you are interested to explore. As it turned out, there is at least one genetic polymorphism in a urea cycle gene that is COMMON and associated with disease: the A allele of rs5963409 in the OTC gene is present in up to 25-30% of some populations. It impairs ammonia disposal and arginine synthesis.

    P.S. As someone who had 23andme genetic test done 5 years ago, I decided to check my rs5963409. I was NOT looking to find out that I DO have DOUBLE A allele of rs5963409. What should I do now? I started with listening to the podcast.