Witness Appeal: 2017 Murder Of Jahkoby Smith

August 2, 2022

Jahkoby Smith BermudaThe Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is once again appealing for any witnesses or information on the murder of Jahkoby Smith, who was killed in 2017.

A police spokesperson said, “Around 7:15pm on Saturday 29th July, 2017, Jahkoby Smith was fatally stabbed after he was involved in an altercation that took place at the West End Sailboat Club, Sandys. At that time, there was a wake being held for the late Jahcari Francis.

“Police and EMT’s rendered assistance to Mr. Smith at the scene; however, he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

“On this the fifth anniversary of his death, the Bermuda Police Service is once again appealing for any witnesses to please come forward to help us solve this crime and bring closure to the family of Mr. Smith.

“We would like to speak with anyone who may have seen something or heard something, particularly, if you were at the West End Sailboat Club or in the general vicinity, around the time of the incident.

“Also, anyone knowing the movements of Jahkoby Smith prior to this incident, is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Dean Martin of the Serious Crime Unit on 717-2074 / 247-1739.

“You may also provide information to us by contacting the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers anonymously on 800 8477. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

Mr. Martin said, “There is someone out there who knows the person or persons responsible for Mr. Smith’s death. We urge you to come forward and speak with us. You have the option of remaining anonymous by using the Crime Stoppers number or speaking to an officer you may know.

“Remember, that with the assistance of the public we have been able to solve a number of recent serious crimes or have been provided information which has allowed us to make significant progress with investigations into historical crimes.

“If you have any information on the murder of Jahkoby Smith, please, reach out to us.”

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