A warrant has now been prepared for the arrest and charge of Omar Collymore in the ongoing investigation into the murder of his wife Simone and taxi operator, Winston Walters.
Detectives are asking Mr Collymore to turn himself in to the police immediately.
The brutal murders were committed January 2 this year along Stanley Terrace in Red Hills, St. Andrew. A release from the police this afternoon says following an intensive investigation by detectives from the Constant Spring Police Station, Mr. Collymore, the husband of the now deceased, along with others, have been identified as being involved as co-conspirators in the double murder.
Two persons are already in custody and other suspects are being sought for questioning.
Collymore, who is a United States National, is being asked to report either to the Constant Spring Criminal Investigations Branch, the Major Investigations Division or the Criminal Investigations Branch Headquarters on Oxford Road.
Up to shortly before news time – Mr. Collymore had not turned himself in to the Police. Our sources say Collymore was to report to the Police from late last week to answer more questions about his wife’s murder, but he has not.
A hunt is now underway for the businessman who’s a Jamaican, US and Barbadian national. He’s considered a wanted man.
Investigators had initially questioned Mr. Collymore early last week. Collymore was given permission by the Police to take a few moments break from that interview.
But he left the premises where he was being questioned and did not return. He was nabbed at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. Investigators believe he was attempting to flee Jamaica. That question and answer session was then completed and he was released without charge.
However – it’s understood that late last week investigators indicated to Collymore’s attorney that they’re interested in speaking to him again. But he has not turned himself in.
Mr. Collymore’s wife, Simone, was shot dead on January 2 this year. She was attacked by gunmen while she was on her way to visit an Upper St. Andrew premises where her, Husband, Omar was located.
A total of nine bullets were fired into her body shortly after she entered a taxi. She died on the spot. The driver of the taxi was also murdered during the gun attack which claimed Mrs. Collymore’s life.
A few weeks later – Mr. Collymore was shot by unknown assailants while he was in the parking lot of Allied Insurance in St. Andrew. It’s believed he was on his way to process an insurance claim connected to his wife’s death. Collymore did not receive major injuries. Shortly after the attack on him in Jamaica, information surfaced that he had been under the radar of US law enforcement.
US-based website – floridacrime.com disclosed that in 2008, Mr. Collymore was implicated in the murder of another woman who was close to him. In that incident which took place in Broward County in Florida, Collymore’s then girlfriend, Angela Aguiar was gunned down in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
She was murdered a few weeks after she had taken out a US million dollar insurance policy in which she had named Omar Collymore as the person who money should be paid out to should she die.
Two years after Miss Aguiar was gunned down – Mr Collymore collected the US equivalent of 50 million Jamaican dollars in that insurance claim. He was the only eyewitness to that crime.
Mr. Collymore was questioned by US police in connection with Mr. Aguiar’s murder, but he was not charged.
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