Everything to Know About the Recent College Graduate Found Dead in Trunk of a Car
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Twenty-one-year-old Omar Davis Jr is the country’s latest murder victim who was found dead in the trunk of a Honda Fit vehicle, stuffed in a garbage bag.
Police said he was discovered at the rear of the Centerville Food store and sustained wounds to the head, face and upper body. It is believed he was likely dead for 24 hours since his body was in the early stages of decomposition.
Who was Omar Davis Jr?
Omar graduated this year from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, after receiving a scholarship from the Ministry of Education Public School Scholars Programme, where he graduated with a double major in Accounts and Finance.
Omar celebrated a grade point average of 4.0 after graduation when he returned to the Bahamas.
A video of his personal story of triumph went viral in 2018 when he thanked MOE officials for the scholarship. He highlighted the tragedy of losing his father to murder and his push for improvement despite his upbringing.
His father was murdered and shot nine times at their home as he watched on, in 2013. Months later his cousin was also killed, just streets away from where he lived in the Kemp Road area. Despite the challenges, he graduated valedictorian of CI Gibson Senior High School in 2017.
What are people saying?
Many people took to social media to express shock at his death.
Devita Bethel said he was well loved. “The funniest, smartest, intelligent, smooth dressing and handsome kid on the block. I’m lost for words,” she said.
Tre Kaleista said, “He sacrificed. He persevered. He was educated. He followed the right path. Yet he is now a statistic.”
Another social media user Destiny Francis said, “You left without a warning. Growing up was always a ball, doing things we shouldn’t. I’m going to miss you so much.”
What was next for Omar Davis Jr?
Upon his return to the Bahamas after graduation in May, Omar interned at an accounting firm. He was expected to travel to Atlanta on Saturday to begin intern at Deloitte.
Now police are investigating who killed him and why. Police have not revealed whether or not he sustained gunshot or stab wounds, but they revealed they are following significant leads.