‘Woolmer’s death due to manual strangulation’: Jamaican police

Friday, March 23, 2007

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: In a press conference addressed jointly by Jamaican police and the ICC, it is confirmed that Bob Woolmer’s death was due to asphyxia by manual strangulation. Jamaica’s deputy police commissioner Mark Shield, who is now heading the police investigation addressed the press conference along with ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed and Chris Dehring, managing director and chief executive officer of Windies World Cup 2007. Mark Shield told that the post mortem results show that Woolmer was strangled.According to the police, the post mortem report reveals that marks of strangulation were found on the deceased’s throat.Mark Shield said that there were no evidences of any resistance from Woolmer during the strangulation.He said that the police is investigating the case from each and every angle and the hotel’s security and management is being questioned in this regard.He further said that all people close to Woolmer have been questioned.According to Mark Shield, coach Bob Woolmer died at about quarter to eleven on Sunday morning and one or more than one person were involved in the murder.The Jamaican deputy police commissioner thanked Pakistan cricket team, team management and the ICC for their fullest cooperation. He hoped that the ICC’s anti-corruption unit would continue its cooperation during the police investigation.The ICC chief executive, Malcolm Speed on the occasion condoled the death of Bob Woolmer with the family members of the deceased. He said that his death was a great shock.Malcolm Speed said that the World Cup tournament would continue and all the matches would be held as per schedule.

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