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UPDATE: Decomposed body identified as Freddie Freeman

The decomposed body of Virgin Islander Freddie Freeman was discovered at his home on Christmas Day, December 25, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
A decomposed body was found at a home on Jean Hill, Tortola on December 25, 2017. Photo: Internet Source
A decomposed body was found at a home on Jean Hill, Tortola on December 25, 2017. Photo: Internet Source
JEAN HILL, Tortola, VI- The decomposed body found on Christmas Day, December 25, 2017 in a house at Jean Hill, Tortola has been identified as 57 year old Freddie Freeman.

The local man, who was a brother of businessman and dry cleaning pioneer Kenneth Freeman of Purcell, was discovered in his home around 7:30 P.M. after family members, friends and neighbours had not seen him for some days.

Sometime over the weekend, they smelt an odour coming from his home and alerted police before the discovery was made on Christmas Day.

A businessman

It is our newsroom’s understanding that the late Mr Freeman was a businessman with real estate and restaurant interest and a landowner with many acres of land on Tortola. He had spent a number of years living in the United States of America, before returning home over twenty years ago.

The deceased's other relatives are not immediately known.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding Mr Freeman's death.

See previous article published December 26, 2017

Decomposed body of man found @ Jean Hill, Tortola home

Virgin Islands News Online can confirm that the body of a male was found decomposed in his home at Jean Hill, on the main island of Tortola, yesterday December 25, 2017 around 7:30 P.M.

Family members and neighbours had reported the man missing for some days, and called the police after smelling odours from his home.

The circumstances surrounding his death are unknown at this time, but police are said to be investigating.

Our newsroom will bring more details as they become available.

25 Responses to “UPDATE: Decomposed body identified as Freddie Freeman”

  • ASKING (26/12/2017, 14:55) Like (3) Dislike (33) Reply
    come on vino where is the name and photo?
    • Telling (26/12/2017, 15:28) Like (40) Dislike (0) Reply
      Now you know Vino cannot print the person's name or show a picture until next of kin notification and permission from next of kin. Stop being so nosey.
  • What? (26/12/2017, 18:03) Like (46) Dislike (3) Reply
    How could he be missing and decomposed in his own home. Wouldn't there be the first place to check??
  • Krazy (26/12/2017, 20:18) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
    Help me understand this story. Family members and friends reported the man missing for some days. Did they ever thought of checking his house first because that is where his body was found.
  • Dillinger (26/12/2017, 21:52) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    how was he reported missing if he was home all the time? why didn't they go looking for him?
    sadly I am sure I know who it is haven't seen him around now that I think of it.
  • Belonger With A Broader Perspective (26/12/2017, 23:59) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Come on people...Let's all put our thinking caps on. What's the necessary questions and steps taken when reporting a missing person? We don't know who it is or what happened so is it possible that the body was placed there. Anything is possible but I doubt that the family nor the police checked the victim's home.
  • Lord 0 (27/12/2017, 04:04) Like (9) Dislike (9) Reply
    Take note. Living alone is not a good thing..
  • Don't know the facts but... (27/12/2017, 07:47) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    A couple days could probably be only 2 or 3 so naturally family gone to check, the door is locked and there is a foul odor, call police and at that time report that they had not seen him for a few days, police enter and finds him deceased and already starting to decompose. Sadly this is the tropics and it would not take long for that process to begin.

    This is extremely sad and even more so at this time of year when many families get together on Christmas day. My condolences to the family.
    • I Agree... (27/12/2017, 21:16) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Having dealt with the local police before (unfortunately!), they probably only took action once the odour was reported. I can hear them asking dumb questions in my mind once the matter was initially brought to them...'ma'am what makes you think he's missing, it's only been 24 hours'. 'Sir, before we can do anything, you have to make a report but you have to come back tomorrow to do so.' Won't be surprised if that's how it went down.
      • i know (28/12/2017, 16:01) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
        @i agree..go ahead blame the Police it is the "in thing" these days. While you are at it they are responsible for hurricanes and your stupid comments too. Oh !!!remember his family? why don't you blame them for not checking the home of their loved one after he went missing? And by the way have you checked internationally? Unfortunately 24 hours have to pass before an adult person is deemed to be be missing. If I were the person who made the initial report the first thing I would have done is to first look in his house.
        • @i know (29/12/2017, 18:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          It is only fair to consider all aspects of an argument. Why place all blame on the family. How do you know the family did not try to check the house. Maybe no one is to blame. Maybe everyone is to blame.
  • Mitch Kent (27/12/2017, 09:58) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Freddie I’m going to miss you mate. We had great conversations and I learnt a lot from you. Rest In Peace buddy.
    • GY (27/12/2017, 11:36) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Same here. I actually interviewed him for your class at HLSCC.
      Wow......this is sad and touching. What is happening in our beautiful islands?
      At a loss for words
  • Tha Jig Is up (27/12/2017, 10:03) Like (1) Dislike (16) Reply
    Your own family ain chk to see if u home? this sound like a set up maybe over land and assets? jus a thought
  • Binocs (27/12/2017, 10:12) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences to his family and good friend EW. This cat was cool. Never bothered anyone, worked hard and moved to the beat of his drum im this life. Rest In Peace.
  • Shocked (27/12/2017, 10:59) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Freddie owned the Old Plantation museum and restaurant in Josiah’s Bay. A quiet nice man and I am shocked to read this. RIP man.
  • ??? (27/12/2017, 12:55) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    People does read a 2 paragraph article then come on here asking all sorts of stupid questions. Some don't read at all. Why don't you all just wait for details to come out instead of making silly assumptions.
  • Cuz (27/12/2017, 16:55) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    he was a man to himself hope he has a good rest
  • Sympathy from Germany... (27/12/2017, 17:56) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    ... to Kenneth and the entire Family. I am so very sorry to hear this. May Freddie rest in peace.
  • Windy (28/12/2017, 04:39) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    So many of our people are drying
  • the rock (28/12/2017, 10:22) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    A quiet man to himself rest easy sir!

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