Cayman Marl Road can now confirm that the deceased person, Melito Fernandes, found at Eden Rock in the early morning of September 20th worked at Security Centre as a Senior Supervisor.
Fernandes was from Goa and he leaves behind a wife and young daughter. The investigation continues into the circumstances surrounding his death.
The company issued a statement late Wednesday evening after the RCIPS had an opportunity to contact Fernandes' family overseas. By all accounts he was extremely well like and professional. An outpouring of condolences and comments about Fernandes could be found on social media.
The following statement was made:
Security Centre Senior Supervisor Found Deceased
Early this morning a representative from the Security Centre Limited received a call from the Royal Cayman Islands Police concerning Senior Supervisor Melito Fernandes.
A company representative attended an area near Eden Rock and spoke with the Police who confirmed that Melito was found deceased.
Police continue their investigation and enquiries. The Security Centre has not been provided with any further details from the police.
Company President and CEO, Stuart Bostock said: “Everyone knew Melito and some of us became personal friends over and above work colleagues.
“We are all devastated by the news, but must do everything possible to protect his privacy, especially for his family in Cayman and back in India.”
The Security Centre is offering support and counselling for employees and friends who are deeply saddened by the news of Melito’s passing.
Mr Bostock said: “Melito was very well-liked and is a huge loss on a personal and professional level to us all. Efforts are ongoing to notify his family and respond to their requests for information. We continue to work with the RCIP.”
We would like to thank clients who have contacted us with condolences and offers of support. We are confident that operations won’t be affected but we appreciate their understanding over the next few days as our staff come to terms with the loss of such an amazing member of our team.