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Cayman: RCIPS Corrects Erroneous Reporting of Murder Arrests & Encourages Community to Follow Factual News Sources


Yesterday, Monday 2 October, local media outlet, CMR posted misinformation on social media claiming that two men involved in the murder that occurred on Friday, 29 September had been arrested.

RCIPS contacted CMR and advised that they remove the post immediately and provide a correction to their audience.  CMR removed the post, but did not provide any explanation or correction.  Publishing a correction is not only standard practice by media entities, but also the responsible thing to do to ensure the audience is set right.

As such, the RCIPS is informing the public that no arrests have yet been made in regards to the murder.  A press release that explains the current state of the case can be found on the RCIPS website, and is also published on the RCIPS Facebook page. 

RCIPS understand the importance of the media in providing information to the public, and has protocols in place for the media to fact check any information they receive with the RCIPS Media and Communications Unit.

The publishing of misinformation of this nature is not only damaging to the community but will undoubtedly have a severe impact on the family of the victim and is unhelpful with investigation efforts.

RCIPS encourages the community to exercise caution and choose wisely when selecting their news sources.

From RCIPS 2nd Oct 2023

Police Investigation into Murder Continues, 2 October

2nd October, 2023   Police Headlines


Police have recovered a Honda Fit in the vicinity of Crewe Road, George Town, that is believed to be the vehicle involved in the murder that occurred on Friday, 29 September.

RCIPS are following numerous lines of enquiry and investigations are ongoing. No arrests have been made as yet. 

Police can now release the name of the victim of the murder.  He is 25-year-old Divonte Alejandro Hernandez, of George Town.  The RCIPS again expresses condolences to the family of the victim. 

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward, and anyone with information is encouraged to call the RCIPS Major Incident Room at 649-2930.

Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Cayman Crime Stoppers website.


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