Police report progress in case of missing Brit

Police have made significant progress with their investigations into the disappearance of Briton Steven Weare, according to lawmen.

Sources close to the investigation told Barbados TODAY law enforcement officials were close to positively identifying the body discovered at Melverton, St George in the early hours of Friday morning, believed to be the missing 49-year-old car dealer from Lancashire, England.

Additionally, Barbados TODAY understands that police are questioning three individuals as they continue the probe.

The case has grabbed the headlines in Kirkham, a small town of just over 7,000 people in the northwest of England, where Weare was Director of Fylde Motor Company.

One media outlet, the Blackpool Gazette quoted a spokesman for Lancashire police as saying that the constabulary there was aware of the situation in Barbados, including that fact that a body had been discovered.

Additionally, the BBC has reported that police here were questioning a number of people over the Brit’s disappearance.

“Police investigating the disappearance of Steven Weare have discovered the body of a white male in a remote part of the island. At the moment, we are waiting for positive identification. We are speaking to a number of persons of interest in connection with the case,” the BBC quoted Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss as saying.

The BBC has also revealed that the Foreign Office has been supporting the family who have been informed of the police’s latest discovery.

Police here had last week appealed for information on Weare’s whereabouts, saying they were giving the matter their “full attention”.

Weare, who had been staying at Newcastle Plantation in St John, went missing on August 23. He was last seen in the car park of Burger King at University Drive, Black Rock, at the time driving his silver Mitsubishi Warrior pick up registration number J-4000.

At the time of his disappearance he was said to be wearing a white, short sleeve button down linen shirt, royal blue chinos pants, and similar coloured pair of loafers.

It is understood that Weare was a regular visitor to Barbados and his family had bought a property here several years ago. It is believed he imported luxury vehicles during his time here.

Meantime, Inniss told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that lawmen were still treating the Weare as a missing person since there has been no official positive identification of the body discovered in St.George.

However, he said in this case, parallel investigations were being conducted.

46 Responses to Police report progress in case of missing Brit

  1. John Everatt September 5, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Hmmmm – something seems to have stalled this investigation. Not sure why but I am sure there are many others wondering.

  2. Simon Gooding
    Simon Gooding September 5, 2017 at 3:44 am

    ..Ha…Buhbaydus people….i am not Sherlock Holmes or Ellery Queen….but how come no one can identified the body of this white man and yet, theres no white person on the Police missing list…??????? So why, so much hush hush and tight lip…..in the past person missing and found dead were always identified even if they were visitors…

  3. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn September 5, 2017 at 4:37 am

    I look as though the police need Scotland yard police to help them. They have 3 people in custody already. It looks as though this is organized crime. In st Vincent recently a x police officer paid a guy to KILL a police officer and his brother.

  4. Sherlene Phillips
    Sherlene Phillips September 5, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Please dont forget the other murders

  5. Avery Bowen
    Avery Bowen September 5, 2017 at 5:37 am

    This is very sad. Has the vehicle been found?

  6. Santini More
    Santini More September 5, 2017 at 5:49 am

    1 white male is reported missing, 1 white male body is discovered. Local police are baffled as to who the body could possibly belong to? I now understand why we will never see a CSI Barbados!

    • Eddy Murray
      Eddy Murray September 5, 2017 at 6:37 am

      You sure the man carrying the right name??????

    • Shana Vanderwolf
      Shana Vanderwolf September 5, 2017 at 6:40 am

      Lol lmao I laugh because u would have to be silly to think the police didn’t know it was him. When the suspects were the ones who led the police to his body

    • Tennyson Joseph
      Tennyson Joseph September 5, 2017 at 6:56 am

      Shana Vanderwolf…every one seems to be into policing very few wants to do the actual job…full.prsises to the men and women of RBPF

    • Shana Vanderwolf
      Shana Vanderwolf September 5, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Tennyson Joseph lol because they sit behind their pretty desks with ac and think they know all about police work just because they read what’s in the nation/ Barbados today and loop news. Ppl have to realise at the end of the day a person’s family has to identify the body regardless if they are coming from Halifax police still have to wait

    • Jai Khan
      Jai Khan September 5, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Santini More in a lot of cases here CSI stands for Cannot Solve It

    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner September 5, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Shana Vanderwolf Agree with ya.

  7. Pee Parris
    Pee Parris September 5, 2017 at 6:09 am

    They hands tied, they hands tied, they hands tied up! RPB

  8. Abosed Abby Williams
    Abosed Abby Williams September 5, 2017 at 7:02 am


  9. Mhizz Kelly P Forde
    Mhizz Kelly P Forde September 5, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Listen the police done know what is What n who is who. If they didn’t why would they have somebody questioning or persons for that matter . Stop trying to fool people n mislead them do . Some bajans slow but NOT ALL !

    • harry turnover September 5, 2017 at 7:39 am

      Exactly Mhizz Kelly….why then if the Police DON”T KNOW WHO THE DEAD PERSON IS are they are questioning 3 people ?
      …..man de got some real STUPID PR people in the FORCE
      Someone should tell the PR in the Force that one doesn’t arrest people before the victim is known …IT IS THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

  10. Bonita Weekes
    Bonita Weekes September 5, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Ignorance is a crime, since when is a body found and right away the police says who it is. It’s the public who speculates, an autopsy then has to be done to positively identify the body. To say that because 1 white man went missing and it has to be him would mean there was only one white man in Barbados. Since when does the police anywhere tell the public about the evidence they have? It’s not a multiple choice math quiz, in old time arithmetic you had to show how you got out the answer.

  11. Ryan Videodv
    Ryan Videodv September 5, 2017 at 7:39 am

    They so much worry to loose tourism so this they trying to delay soon winter that money season.

  12. nanci September 5, 2017 at 8:38 am

    the guy trusted some one who in the end tricked or con him. The people who conducting the investigation will hush it up, because they want to save the tourist industry. People especially tourist need to realize dont trust anyone these days. Just because you heard barbados is this nice friendly place, dont believe the hype, lots of people have alternative motives.

  13. Susheila Hinds
    Susheila Hinds September 5, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I’m one the foolish bajans asking a foolish question. Was the body badly decomposed that they couldn’t get a fingerprint or are they still looking for his id in his wallet. I asking coz I foolish

  14. nanci September 5, 2017 at 8:40 am

    you right ryan, its the tourist dollars they looking at, they dont care about solving the crime, and getting the people responsible in prison. They want to stall the investigation, because they know lots of tourist will not come in the winter months. If they dont do something about the gun crimes, barbados will be put on the list where you need to be careful while visiting, something like what they do to jamaica and I think trinidad, because of all the crimes and robberies.

  15. nanci September 5, 2017 at 8:43 am

    i hope this not like the pela case, gabby sing a song about it, it was a high profile case many years ago.

  16. Rasta Wain September 5, 2017 at 8:52 am

    People who are talking about tourism, are all tourist white?the man owned property here and conducted business here, he’s no more of a tourist than a can of paint, if he was from another one of the islands, we would be asking is he had a work permit.

  17. Greengiant September 5, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Luxury vehicle importer. We all know who drives luxury vehicles in this country. Quite a number of our recent murder victims drove luxury vehicles, and they were also suspected, accused or known to be selling the white lady.

  18. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley September 5, 2017 at 9:04 am

    He may well be very decomposed but couldn’t we start with height, eye colour, blood group, rings, watch, clothes ? Too much concern with tourism ratings and not enough truth. Just how many white guys are missing on the island ?

    • Dario T. Clarke
      Dario T. Clarke September 5, 2017 at 10:42 am

      actually depending on the stage of decomposition blood is not always a viable option

    • Dario T. Clarke
      Dario T. Clarke September 5, 2017 at 10:42 am

      for i identification

    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley September 5, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Dario T. Clarke but his height and eye colour will be the same and it’s a start if there’s a 6 inch difference in height he could be ruled out immediately, also relatives could possibly identify any jewellery even if he’s sadly beyond recognition. Relatives deserve answers, or maybe they have them and have been told to say nothing ? No relative should have to wait days and days for confirmation.

    • Dario T. Clarke
      Dario T. Clarke September 5, 2017 at 10:49 am

      true very true but unfortunately how the sop was designed they need the autopsy report first

  19. Carson C Cadogan September 5, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Is the news media correctly informing the reading public about this matter?

  20. Carson C Cadogan September 5, 2017 at 9:54 am

    One of the people associated with this case is a big BLP supporter who bills himself as a “Businessman”. His Facebook page is now down.

  21. Smiles September 5, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Man, cudear people think. if you could even get fingerprint from the dead man decomposed or not, what you gine match it against, somebody say identify him by height, eye color, blood group, rings etc. but who gine identify the man things. Man I believe that he has no family on island to identify him so I guess someone will have to come to Barbados, go to the property and get an item of clothing, toothbrush, comb etc so that a DNA testing can be done. He must be positively identified so that estate can be administered, insurance will not deal with anything unless a positive identification of a missing man proves to be their client. If his body was or is never found, insurance will only kick in after I think ten or fifteen years. Wait until his relatives arrive on island and you will see that he will be positively identified and it will still be tourist season.

    If anyone takes the police to a location and shows them a body whether body is identified or not, police will question that person as to how the body got there, so police don’t have to know the identity of the person. They would be identifying an unnatural death or death under suspicious circumstances until autopsy is done.

  22. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner September 5, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Listen it’s proper operating protocol for police to wait for autopsy and other factors in identifying any body regardless of who public speculates it is.

  23. Angela Thompson Branch
    Angela Thompson Branch September 5, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Regardless of what we all feel we know, there is a right way and wrong way . Let us all respect the fact the police have their job to do.

  24. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith September 5, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Police have too do an investigation,just because they found the body,have three persons questioning,they still have to positively identify the body,and do a thorough investigation,remember they are persons about here who find the slightest loophole too get murderers off,let them do their job,and take they time.
    We all know “think “we know what’s going on,but let the police do they work,so that we won’t have more murderers put back on the street.

  25. Jackie Manley
    Jackie Manley September 5, 2017 at 10:41 am

    It already been on the UK news that the body off the missing guy had been found so it’s old news.

  26. Amelia Gittens
    Amelia Gittens September 5, 2017 at 11:12 am

    he is not a local so have to b sure maybe a family member form england have to do this and investigation hot on this he was dirty point blank

  27. Tony Waterman September 5, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    @Santini More!!!!! you would make an AWFUL Investigator, why would you ASSUME that this Person found Dead is the Missing person, why NOT wait for an autopsy, and a POSITIVE ID (Dental Records sent to UK, a Family Member, etc) the area he is from in The UK is quite Small don’t think that they are that meny Dentist there, so should not be that hard to fint the Dentist of Steven Weare. His Home town “Kirkham” only has 7.000 Residents.
    @ Jai Khan!!!Sure hope you People Never have a NEED for the Services of the RBPF.

    @harry turnover!!! “Additionally, Barbados TODAY understands that police are questioning three individuals as they continue the probe.
    Where did you see or how do you knkow that they were ARRESTED ? that must be your assumption.
    BTW!!! How do you know that these three were not the ones who actually discovered the Body ??

    @Bonita Weekes!!!! you are thinking, the other FOOLS are NOT.

    @Ryan Videodv!!!! If that is the reason, then Mexico would be Void of Tourists, a Canadian seems to be killed there Every Week, and they still flock there ALL Year.

    @Susheila Hinds!!! Do we know if they got a Fingerprint or Not, should they have devulged that to us also, why do we have the right to be kept up to date on EVERYTHING the RBPF is doing in an Investigation, why mUt we have a Play by Play of their Investigation, and is that wise ????

    A fingerprint is also only good if the Person being Identified/Investigated has a Criminal Record, unlike the Powers that be in Barbados, the UK does NOT Fingerprint it’s Citizens, unless they have a Criminal Record.(Unlike what the Govt.Wanted to do)

    @nanci!!!! Rubbish. anyone who ha already paid for a trip to Barbados, cannot just cancel without repercussions (Loss of some Money) unless they Produce a Legitimate Doctors Certificate, so what you are intimating has no Fact to it.
    BTW!!! The US State Department has already done that.

    @Smiles!!! You thinking straight, and seems to know of what you speak.

    @Jackie Manley!!! sO because the UK news ahs put the Cart before the Horse, does that make them Right??

    @Amelia Gittens!!! If i were you iwould be VERY CAREFUL with what i am saying, that statement, unless you can prove it, is SLANDEROUS, POINT BLANK.

    • Watchman September 5, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Mr.Waterman, you are on point today. Normally I dont agree with you sir, but you doing damage with de new ball and hitting boundaries galore. It dismays me to read comments on this site sometimes, even Sue who is usually quite sharp in her observations left me with doubts.

  28. Alvin Morris September 5, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    You all does talk a bunch of sh**t because you all have computers and can hide behind a keyboard. If you all know how to investigate crime, why not go and help the police, stop criticizing and come up with solutions.

    • Coralita September 5, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      Lol Love it. A bunch of ish is correct.

      Keyboard Detectives on the job!!! Lololol

  29. Milli Watt September 5, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    elementary my dear Watson…………ELEMENTARY!

  30. Nic September 21, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I’m sure, the body was awaiting formal identification from his family members whom live abroad… have some respect and common sense.. and sympathy.


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