Woolmer was Murdered – Police

Police said death was “due to asphyxiation by manual strangulation”.

The 58-year-old Briton died on Sunday after being found unconscious in his hotel room.

Reports indicate that Pakistan’s World Cup players have given statements to Jamaican police and were also finger-printed today.

“We’re going through a process of speaking to people, including members of the team,” said Mark Shields, the deputy chief commissioner of the Jamaican police force.

The Deputy Commissioner added that all of the Pakistan squad had been fingerprinted before being allowed to leave for the Jamaican resort of Montego Bay later in the day.

The Pakistan players are to due to leave for home on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Sydney Morning Herald reports that local newspaper the Jamaica Gleaner said a “high-ranking police officer” had confirmed that fresh evidence has surfaced which suggested that Woolmer was strangled in his room at the Jamaica, however, Sky News reported Woolmer broke the bone in his throat while vomiting.

Sky reported that Woolmer suffered the injury after falling against a toilet bowl. The report was unsourced.

The Jamaican newspaper credited a police officer with saying Woolmer was found half naked in his room, partially wrapped in a towel.

“A bone in the neck, near the glands, was broken, and this suggests that somebody might have put some pressure on it,” the officer told the newspaper.

“We are now treating this as a homicide.”

The Jamaica Observer also quoted unnamed sources close to the investigation as saying that bones in the lower part of Woolmer’s face were broken, suggesting he had been strangled

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