Designer Dexter Pottinger Found Murdered At St Andrew Home
Police investigators are now at the St Andrew home of designer Dexter Pottinger whose body has been found.
The body has started to deteriorate.
One woman who said she went to see the body said she observed blood stains inside the home.
As news of the murder spread, several people gathered at near the Yarico Place residence, some in grief.
The police had to restrain one man who rushed on the scene attempting to see the body.
Neighbours say at least one television set appeared missing.
A police inspector at the scene of murdered fashion designer Dexter Pottinger, says there was a significant amount of blood inside the two-storey Yarico Place, St Andrew house where the body was found Thursday evening.
“Blood was splattered everywhere,” Inspector P Campbell of the St Andrew North Police told The Gleaner.
He said Pottinger’s body, which had multiple wounds, was found face down in his bedroom upstairs.
However, Campbell could not say what caused the injuries.
He said those details would be available after scenes of crimes personnel completed their examination.
But the inspector said the body had started to decompose.
Campbell also declined to say whether the police have been receiving information that could help in their probe.
However, one woman said a neighbour reported hearing cries for “help” and “murder” around 4 o’clock Wednesday morning and some time later, a car drove away from Pottinger’s house.
The woman said, the neighbour reported that she did not raise an alarm because she was unsure of what was happening.
As news of Pottinger’s murder spread, scores of people gathered near his house Thursday evening.
One man who rushed to the house had to be restrained by the police as he tried to go inside.
Although a uniformed police inspector at the entrance to the house told him he could not enter the crime scene, the man attempted the force past.
“You cannot go in there! This is a crime scene!” the inspector shouted, before the man was restrained by other people who had also gathered there.
Pottinger’s death has been met with shock and outrage.
Meanwhile, several people have taken to social media expressing disbelief and condemnation.