‘He Was a Sweet Soul’: Family Grieves Man Killed in Crooked Island, Preparing for Wife’s Funeral
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The shock and grief of losing a family member found dead in the streets of Crooked Island is too much to bear for family and friends of Justin Williams.
“This is very shocking. It is unbelievable. [He was] a kind, gentle young man, well mannered and kind,” his aunt Doreen Gibson remembered.
A woman leaving the Fish Fry alerted authorities who found his body lying near Queen’s Highway, Landrail Point around 3:30 am. Further examinations determined that the 42-year-old had lacerations to his wrist and forehead.
Before he met his demise, Williams was making preparations to attend his wife’s funeral in Nassau and was visiting his parents, who live near where his body was found.
Though police have not officially determined that his death was a homicide and have since labelled it as “suspicious,” Gibson believed he was killed and is asking why would anyone want to harm him.
“The evil monster that took his life will be given their just reward.”
His cousin Tina Forbes wants answers too. “I want to know who kill my cousin. Who killed my cousin?”
Williams is believed to be a fisherman and resident of Long Cay which is nearby but occasionally visited Crooked Island.
Williams’ brother Jonathan is heartbroken.
“I can’t take this pain…My one and only brother.”
“Brother you have left me all alone. You have broken our hearts to pieces. I don’t believe that you are gone. This has to be a dream,” he cried.
“Who wanted my brother dead?” sister Sherika Lewis asked.
A friend of the victim Angela Moss remembered him as a “sweet soul.”
“Justin stayed smiling. He was always a nice guy,” she added.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death and will classify his death based in the conclusion of the investigation.