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Police have named the man found dead in suspicious circumstances yesterday at his Paget home as 55-year-old Edmund John Flood.

With an investigation under way, the Bermuda Police Service is seeking information on Mr Flood's blue Toyota Starlet car, registration number 34769, specifically its movements between Thursday September 29 and today.

At Hamilton Police Station today, Acting Inspector Jason Smith from the Serious Crime Unit revealed that police are also searching for a person of interest in the investigation, but did not elaborate.

Mr Smith said that officers met a member of the public on Tribe Road Number 5 at about 2.25pm on Sunday.

The man told them of his concerns for Mr Flood, who was unmarried, lived alone and was most recently working as a mechanical repairman.

Upon entering his residence, the officers discovered his lifeless body and established a crime scene.

“A forensic pathologist will be arriving shortly to assist in determining the cause of death, and the results of this examination will direct the course of the investigation,” Mr Smith said.

He added that information on Mr Flood's blue Toyota starlet over the past five days — such as sighting times and dates, as well as the person driving — were “paramount”.

“Additionally, the BPS is seeking the public's assistance in tracing the movements of Mr Flood the week of Monday September 26 until the discovery of his body on Sunday October 2,” he said.

“Today, the family and friends of Mr Flood are left grieving, wondering what happened to him. Any information received will be treated in the strictest of confidence, and all investigative leads acted upon.”

Mr Smith said that there was no evidence to suggest that Mr Flood had any gang affiliations.

If you have any information, contact Mr Smith on 717-0864 or e-mail jsmith2@bps.bm. Alternatively, members of the public can contact the anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline.

Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith at a press conference today (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Police attended Mr Flood's residence on Tribe Road Number 5, Paget yesterday afternoon (Photograph by Adam Zacharias)

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Published October 03, 2016 at 2:59 pm (Updated October 03, 2016 at 3:14 pm)

Police identify man in suspicious death case

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