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RVIPF not probing any “suspiciousness” regarding Supt. Holder’s death- Morris

Acting Commissioner of Police David Morris has laid to rest speculation that police are investigating some level of “suspiciousness” over the death of Superintendent of Prisons Richard D. Holder (in photo). Photo: VINO/File
The Acting Commissioner of Police, David Morris has revealed that he would see tMr Richard D. Holder regularly as they played squash together on a weekly basis and in fact he was with Mr Holder at an activity hours before his sudden passing on November 24, 2012. Photo: VINO/File
The Acting Commissioner of Police, David Morris has revealed that he would see tMr Richard D. Holder regularly as they played squash together on a weekly basis and in fact he was with Mr Holder at an activity hours before his sudden passing on November 24, 2012. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Commissioner of Police David Morris has laid to rest speculation that police are investigating some level of “suspiciousness” over the death of Superintendent of Prisons Richard D. Holder.

Mr. Holder died reportedly of a heart attack on November 24, 2012, some five days after his 55th birthday; however, after his body was not released to the family for burial nearly three weeks after his death, speculation became rife that there may have been something suspicious about his death.

Information had also reached this news site that after some two tests by a pathologist, the cause of death had not been determined.

Mr Morris appeared on ZROD 103.7 FM’s Morning Ride Show on February 20, 2013 and was asked by host DJ Paul ‘Gadeithz’ Peart to comment on the investigation surround the death of Mr Holder and the cause of death to which Mr Morris said he couldn’t comment on ongoing Coroner’s issues.

"I can’t talk about ongoing Coroner’s issues. In terms of policing, when we get sudden death in the Territory we investigate on behalf of the Coroner and we investigate on behalf of the Prosecution. Part of the investigation is also done by the pathologist and the results of the post mortem and our investigation are put together and submitted to the Coronor and a determination is made in terms of cause of death,” Mr Morris said.

“All I can say about Mr Holder is that we are not investigating any suspiciousness surrounding this death,” Mr Morris concluded.

The Acting Commissioner of Police also revealed that he would see Mr Holder regularly as they played squash together on a weekly basis and in fact he was with Mr Holder at an activity hours before his sudden passing. “...unfortunately on the day of his passing I was with him on the afternoon at a barbecue,” Mr Morris said.

The late Richard D. Holder, a native of Barbados, was laid to rest  on December 19, 2012 at the Road Town Methodist Church cemetery in Long Bush.

21 Responses to “RVIPF not probing any “suspiciousness” regarding Supt. Holder’s death- Morris”

  • q tips (22/02/2013, 16:55) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ok so yet another unsolved crime!
  • in the news (22/02/2013, 17:11) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Morris misspoke again!!!!
  • open wide (22/02/2013, 17:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    'Unfortunately, there were some alleged irregularities over this death...we must watch and pray!!!
  • cow bird (22/02/2013, 17:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let the man rip
  • Shara Parlin (22/02/2013, 19:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is an insult to the family. Full stop.

  • mAN uP (23/02/2013, 12:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    a cloud of darkness remains over Holders death.
  • Truth (23/02/2013, 14:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

    Iz burd kill he he use to r!de ar investigate dat!!!!!

  • bott (23/02/2013, 19:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope this happen to no one else
  • rat tail (23/02/2013, 20:47) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why not recruit a local for police commissioner??? there are some local law enforcement officers with BVI family ties from St. Thomas that are willing to come home.

    Morris is divisive and not good for the BVI.
    • police officer west end (24/02/2013, 08:16) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply

      Very good suggestion rat tail but mack- layrie bias r@$$ will never want to see a bl@ck man in that post!

  • legal team (24/02/2013, 20:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    IF THE COP CONCLUDES THAT THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF MR HOLDER DID NOT REVEAL ANY FOUL-PLAY,MEANING THAT HOLDER DIED SUDDENLY,AND NOT BY MEANS OF HOMICIDE;WE SHOULD ACCEPT THAT AS THE CONCLUSION OF THE POLICE INVESTIGATION FOR THE TIME BEING,UNLESS A CORONER'S INQUEST,CONDUCTED BY A MAGISTRATE[CORONER] PROVES OTHERWISE:WE SHOULD PROBABLY JUST CONTINUE TO SYMPATHIZE WITH HOLDER'S FAMILY:MAY HIS SOUL AND THE SOULS OF ALL THE DEPARTED,REST IN PIECE.
  • My My (25/02/2013, 21:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    mmmmmm Only some books are black and white


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