Monday, February 6, 2023

Prison Officer and Preacher Found Dead in Car on Goodman’s Bay

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The body of a man found in the passenger seat of a car on Goodman’s Bay this morning is a prison officer at the Bahamas Department of Corrections.

CSJ Report can confirm that Sergeant Gregory Daxon was found dead on Tuesday around 10 am in a vehicle in the parking lot of the beach.

Sgt Gregory Daxon with the former Superintendent of Prisons Dr. Elliston Rahming, announcing Prison Recognition Week in 2007. (BIS Photo/Tim Aylen)

Police did not reveal the man’s identity to reporters, but sources identified the victim as Daxon, who is also a preacher.

Police Spokesperson Audley Peters said, “Police responded and on their arrival, they discovered in a gray vehicle, a male’s body crouched under the passenger seat. An examination of this body was conducted. There were no injuries found to the body and that’s all the information that we have.”

Prison Commissioner Charles Murphy also visited the scene.

Peters said, “There’s information within the vehicle that there’s a possibility that this individual might be a prison officer and so that’s why his presence (Murphy) was here this morning to confirm. But at this moment, we’re not confirming or denying whether that individual (was a prisoner officer).”

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Prison officer at the Bahamas Department of Corrections found dead in a vehicle on Goodman’s Bay. Photo credit: Our News

A coworker described Daxon as a humble and kindhearted person. The coworker who chose to remain anonymous said Daxon goes to the beach to pray.

Police said foul play is not suspected at this time.

Featured Photo credit: The Tribune

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