Log In

Reset Password

Police launch investigation into murder of Keyoshe Robinson

First Prev 1 2 Next Last
Keyoshe Robinson (Photograph supplied)

A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a man reported missing was found Thursday on the shore in St George’s, police said yesterday.

Keyoshe Robinson, 22, could have been lured to the spot where he died, a leading detective said.

It is thought the young man was shot.

Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said: “The Bermuda Police Service has launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a body on the shoreline, just off the tenth hole of the golf course in St George’s.

“Officers who had been tasked to look for a male reported missing the previous day made the sad discovery.”

He confirmed that the body was that of Mr Robinson, from St George’s.

Mr Pedro, the crime division officer in charge, added: “Officers are working closely with the family and friends of Mr Robinson, and a family liaison officer has been appointed to assist them during this difficult process.

“Detectives from the Serious Crime Unit are investigating the matter, and are scouring CCTV footage and other evidence to find his killers.

“We are of the view that Mr Robinson knew his killers, and may have been lured to the location where he met his death.

“We await the results of a pending forensic autopsy, but evidence from the scene points to Mr Robinson having been shot with a firearm.”

He said: “Forensic investigations continue, and a full complement of detectives are investigating under the command of Acting Detective Inspector Dean Martin.

Police at the scene where Keyoshe Robinson’s body was found near the tenth hole at Five Forts Golf Course in St George’s yesterday (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

“St George’s is a close knit community, and someone will know something about the death of Mr Robinson.

“We implore the people of St George’s in particular, and Bermuda generally, to assist their police service.

“We note a lot of speculation on social media about the reason for Mr Robinson’s death.

“We urge members of the public not to engage in such activity, and allow officers to gather facts and evidence required to bring these heinous killers to justice.”

Mr Robinson was reported missing at 5.10pm on Wednesday.

He was last seen alive at about 10pm on Tuesday in the Town of St George area.

At the time, Mr Robinson wore grey sweatpants, a dark sleeveless puffy vest and a grey hoodie with black rings around the sleeve cuffs. He wore white sneakers.

Mr Pedro urged anyone with information to contact police.

He said Mr Martin can be contacted on 247 1285 or 717 2074.

People can also provide information by calling 211, the main police number 295 0011 or Crime Stoppers on 800 8477.

Mr Pedro said: “Alternatively, if there’s a police officer you know and are comfortable speaking with, we urge you to share the information with that officer.”

Police attended the St Regis Hotel’s Five Forts Golf Course yesterday and a Bermuda Coastguard boat was in the water nearby.

Lovitta Foggo, the St David’s MP, offered condolences in the House of Assembly yesterday to the mother of Mr Robinson, who she said was one of her constituents.

She said: “It was very difficult speaking with her and hearing her sobs, and knowing that she has lost someone near and dear to her heart that can never be replaced.”

Ms Foggo earlier highlighted another mother who also lost her son to violence and added: “I ask that the whole House join me in these condolences because we see that currently Bermuda is experiencing a lot of trauma.

“Hopefully together we will stand against the trauma and show the families who are experiencing the pain that we are with them, and we are doing everything within our power one, to help them get through it and to help Bermuda come through this.”