Cold Case Appeal Laje Franklin Murder
On Wednesday 6th April 2022, the Bermuda Police responded to a report of an unresponsive person at the side of the road, west of the Clear Water Beach Roundabout, Southside Road, St. Georges. The police responded and initial enquiries revealed that the victim had been shot and died as a result of his injuries. The victim was identified as Laje Samir FRANKLIN, an 18-year-old Bermudian, formally of Barry Road, St. Georges.
On Tuesday, 5th April 2022, Mr. FRANKLIN was seen socializing with friends on King’s Square, St. Georges. Around 11 pm, he left the square on his black motorcycle to meet with a person or person(s) in the St. Davids area. Mr. FRANKLIN’S motorcycle was found on its side approximately 140 metres east of his body.
The Bermuda Police Service are appealing to the members of the community who may have any type of information about this crime. Please, come forward and speak with the investigators or provide the necessary information needed that will assist in bringing the person or persons responsible for this crime to justice. Additionally, your information will assist in bringing closure to, Mr. FRANKLIN’S family and friends.
Anyone with information irrespective of how insignificant it may appear, “If you know something say something” please make contact with us today. Detective Constable Windol Thorpe may be contacted on 717-0752 or 247-1474. You may also call 211, the main police number 295-0011 or, use the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 or email www.crimestoppers.bm. Alternatively, if there’s a police officer you know and are comfortable speaking with, we urge you to share the information with that officer.