Two Years Later: Murder Of Rudy Smith

July 8, 2014

Rudy SmithWednesday [July 9th] marks the second anniversary of the disappearance of Rudy Smith, and police continue to appeal for information in hopes of bringing his killer[s] to justice.

Officers from the Serious Crime Unit, under the supervision of the Senior Investigating Officer Acting Detective Chief Inspector Greenidge, continue to investigate this matter.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Greenidge said, “There have been a number of media appeals and pleas for public assistance, both from the police and Rudy’s mother, Mrs Madeline Rampersad which yielded some positive information.

“There is also a Crime Stoppers reward for information which could lead to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this senseless crime.

“The investigative team is committed to solving this crime, however, we recognize that more information from the public is required and very important in achieving a positive outcome.

“As is evident from recent criminal convictions, information from members of the public will be the key.

“One complex feature of the investigation is the fact that police have not recovered Rudy Smith’s remains. We know people saw what happened and are certain that the public does not want those responsible to get away with it.

“We recognize that people may be reluctant to provide information so we encourage the use of the confidential Crime Stoppers Hotline. What if this was your brother, son, uncle, friend or mate?”

Mr. Smith’s family appeal for information last year:

“I am appealing directly to these people that know something, to help bring closure to the friends & family of Mr. Rudy Smith.”

“Anyone with information is urged to contact the Serious Crime Unit in confidence at 247.1185, or alternatively to call the CONFIDENTIAL & ANONYMOUS CRIMESTOPPERS hotline on 800-8477.”

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  1. Everybody wants to know what happened….if you know something say something.

  2. It is not good to hold something like that inside ,it can make you sick,why become ill for something done by someone with bad intentions?Having knowledge of something like that will have you physically deteriorating from the anxiety…s’wher yhings like cancer comes from…

    • VJ says:

      That only happens with normal people.
      These psychopaths don’t feel a dang thing.

  3. nuffin but the truth says:

    insensitive as it might read to some,I would suggest the reward amount is might just give someone with the information needed the encouragement to come forward or call the Crime Stopper’s Hotline.

  4. Johnboy says:

    Curious: Was the visitor who vanished considered ‘murdered’?

    • Mike says:

      Circumstances completely different. Visitor had a was up in age, had a history of dementia and wandering off.

      The police base Rudy’s death as a murder , based on certain information, intelligence gathering, the length of time Mr. Smith has been missing, the recovery of a motor cycle he was last seen riding being recovered from the waters off of North Shore in Pembroke Parish 3 weeks ago and the fact this is not his normal routine to avoid contact with family/friends for long periods this matter is being investigated as a murder.

  5. Tricks are for Kids says:

    It’s both sad and scary that someone out there KNOWS what happened but refuse to come forward….just know that this could easily be you or one of yours. ….how do you think your family and loved ones would feel not “knowing??

    To the person or persons responsible I don’t know how you sleep at night…..whatever happens in the dark eventually comes to light. …you can run but you can’t hide forever….

  6. squirt says:

    Why wasn’t he searched for like the Canadian that probably faked his death ? Why wasn’t his wife seriously questioned either? bunch of crap

    • nuffin but the truth says:

      and what makes you so knowledgeable to state this man ‘probably faked his own death’ and that his wife wasn’t ‘seriously questioned either’
      ‘bunch of crap’ you state…

      No…you just typed out a bunch of crap!……Schmuck!

  7. swing voter says:

    This matter is concerning. I hate to think how I would respond if I knew something, but was too involved, indifferent, or intimidated to say something.

  8. disadvantaged says:

    The police cant rule that he was murdered from evidence that they gathered because they have no evidence,no suspects,no witnesses and no body!!! I wont offer any condolences to the family for those reasons alone.I still have hope that he is alive. If people are after you and you know the end result might be bad,I would leave this island without a trace and its quite possible that this has occurred! Mom and family keep the faith!!! May you be blessed and reunited with your loved one soon!!!