Three men have been detained on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a man found near Bananas Restaurant and Bar over the weekend.
Police on Tuesday identified the victim as Dinesh Asanka Fernando Wannukawatta-Waduge. He was a 36-year-old Sri-Lankan working in Cayman.
Two men, ages 20 and 22, of George Town, and a 24-year-old Cayman Brac man were arrested, according to police.
Detectives reviewed CCTV footage of the incident and determined there was an altercation at Bananas Bar, in Dolphin Plaza, early Saturday morning shortly before the man’s death, according to the RCIPS.
Several people who were there at the time and witnessed the altercation may be able to provide much-needed assistance in the investigation, according to the release.
“What is also truly sad is that, although we know there were dozens of people at the location at the time, not one person has come forward to assist us in this investigation,” Deputy Police Commissioner Kurt Walton said. “We know that if this were your parent or family member, you would want someone to come forward to help. All we ask is put yourself in this family’s shoes, contact us and help us get to the truth.”
He launched an emotional appeal for witnesses to come forward.
“The victim in this senseless and tragic incident was a hard-working man who simply wanted to provide for his family back in Sri Lanka. His death leaves behind a wife suffering from a life-threatening illness, and a four-year-old daughter who is now facing the prospect of losing both parents,” Walton said.
| The RCIPS is appealing to anyone who was at Bananas at or around 3:30am to contact the investigative team at the RCIPS Major Incident Room, at 649-2930.