Friday 3 April, 2020

Person of interest back in custody in relation to Bloomfield's murder

The late Dr Lynvale Bloomfield

The late Dr Lynvale Bloomfield

The man who was initially picked up as a person of interest in relation to the murder of Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, the Member of Parliament for Portland Eastern, has again been arrested by the police.

Sources disclosed that the individual, said to be in his 20s, was picked up after scientific evidence reportedly linked him to the scene of the crime.

He is to be questioned again by investigators.

The man, who is said to frequent Buff Bay in Portland and Annotto Bay in St Mary, was initially arrested on Wednesday, February 13 by investigators from the Major Investigative Division (MID), who are leading the murder probe.

He was reportedly questioned by the investigators for several hours the following day.

According to sources, during the initial questioning, the individual admitted to having been with Dr Bloomfield several hours before Bloomfield’s nude body was discovered with stab wounds at his Passley Gardens home in Portland.

However, the man denied knowing anything about the killing.

He was released from police custody on Thursday afternoon, February 14.

Dr Bloomfield’s body was found by one of his household employees about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 2.

A post-mortem report established that the two-term MP had received 20 stab wounds.

Two knives that were recovered at the politician's home, along with a vest that was found in bushes near the premises, were sent for forensic testing.

Bloomfield was laid to rest last Saturday.

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