Investigation into Man’s Death has Evolved into Murder Investigation

Around 3 p.m. on June 11, police responded to a report of an unresponsive male at a Victoria Street residence. The male, 70-year-old Keith Gordon, was later pronounced dead.

“ Subsequent to the discovery of Mr. Gordon’s body, the BPS began to receive several reports from members of the community who expressed concerns about the victim who was found and
concern around some circumstances that might have led to his death,” Bermuda Police Service (BPS) Detective Inspector Jason Smith said during a press conference this afternoon.

Mr. Smith then confirmed that, as a result of community support and a thorough post-mortem investigation conducted by an overseas expert, the investigation into Mr. Gordon’s death
morphed into a murder investigation on Monday, June 13 and that a person of interest was arrested on June 15 and remains in custody.

There is a file regarding the murder being prepared for review by the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP), who will make a decision on the proper way forward in due course.

“ The BPS would like to continue the appeal that has been made in previous media reports, looking for assistance from the public who may be able to assist us in the steps of Mr. Gordon in
and around the time of 8 p.m. on Friday, June 10, up to the discovery of his body at about 3 p.m.

on Saturday, June 11,” Mr. Smith said. “ From our investigations, we know that an altercation took place just outside of the Ex-Artillerymens’ Club parking lot, which is directly across from the
residence where Mr. Gordon’s body was found . . . We are appealing to the public to come forward today in helping to bring closure to Mr. Gordon’s family as well as helping us [put] together the pieces of this particular puzzle.”

Mr. Smith did not go any further into the particulars of the June 10 altercation during this afternoon’s press conference. However, CCTV footage is currently being reviewed by police.

Members of the public with any information regarding this incident are urged to call Mr. Smith directly at

717-0864, Detective Constable Odessa Philip at 717-2193, or the confidential
CrimeStoppers hotline at 800-8477.

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Story Writen by TNN Reporter Stefano Ausenda