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Minister’s husband hangs self

NASSAU — The husband of Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin was found dead with a rope around his neck on Saturday in what police believe was a suicide.

While the family of Leon†”Onni” Martin did not point to circumstances surrounding his death, a statement issued said the family is “deeply saddened on learning of his death”.

“We will miss him dearly,” read the statement released yesterday.

“The Royal Bahamas Police Force is conducting its investigation and any further comment will be reserved at this time.

“The family is thankful for the kind and compassionate support of friends and family and the wider Bahamian community.

“We ask that you continue to keep this family in your prayers.”

Martin was an accomplished musician and accountant at the firm of A.D. Hanna & Co. for more than 30 years, the statement noted.

News of Martin’s death was on Facebook by Saturday night with many Bahamians extending condolences to Hanna-Martin.

Police later reported that the body of a man was found hanging from a ceiling in an unoccupied building at Yamacraw Beach Road sometime after 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Police did not identify the victim and said they were uncertain of the circumstances surrounding his death.

The Martins have three children.

Those who knew Martin said he was a quiet man who loved music. (Nassau Guardian)

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