09/06/2010 Judson Newton ( Bahamas ) ***Fatal*** Scavenged ?

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09/06/2010 Judson Newton ( Bahamas ) ***Fatal*** Scavenged ?

Postby alb » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:30 pm

The mangled remains of a human being were found inside a large shark pulled from the sea by three Bahamian fishermen near Exuma.

The fishermen were reportedly processing their day’s catch when they discovered a partially decomposed human foot in the shark’s mouth. They called the Royal Bahamas Defence Force who came to accompany the fishing vessel back to the Coral Harbour base.

At the time of the discovery, the fishing vessel was about 35 miles south of New Providence near the Exuma chain.

In an exclusive interview, the Tribune newspaper reports that one of the fishermen, Bahamian investment banker Humphrey Simmons, said, “Everything was intact from the knee down, it was mangled, but there was still flesh on the bone.”

After dissecting the predator, additional body parts were discovered including the man’s other leg, two severed arms and a torso in two sections.

It is believed that the man drowned before being devoured by the shark.

The police have opened an investigation into the case to determine the identity of the man and the nature of his demise.


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Re: 09/06/2010 Human Remains ( Bahamas ) ***Fatal*** Scaveng

Postby alb » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:31 pm

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In the Bahamas a 12 foot tiger shark caught with human remains inside.
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Re: 09/06/2010 Judson Newton ( Bahamas ) ***Fatal*** Scaveng

Postby alb » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:34 pm

Published On:Monday, September 06, 2010

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW


By EILEEN CARRON


JUST AS the deep sea fisherman was about to cut the hook from the
shark’s wide open mouth and let him go, out jumped a human foot.


“Everything was intact from the knee down,” said Bahamian investment
banker Humphrey Simmons, “it was mangled, but there was still flesh on
the bone.”


That ended a day of fishing for Mr Simmons and his two companions who
spent most of the morning trying to get away from sharks.


By the time the unusually heavy Tiger shark was landed at the Defence
Force’s Coral Harbour base and his distended body cut open, the body
of a man, minus his head, was found. The leg that the shark had
regurgitated was the man’s left leg. Inside was his severed right leg,
two severed arms and a torso in two sections.


Obviously, as Mr Simmons’ 10-year-old daughter observed, this shark
had its prey all to himself. There was no sign that another shark had
fought over the body. It is believed that the man had drowned before
the shark swallowed him.


Mr Simmons, of Cable Beach, a banker with Xanthos Investment, and his
two deep sea fishing companions — Keith Ferguson and Stanley Bernard —
left Marshall Road, South Beach before 6am Saturday in Mr Simmons
30-foot Pursuit, “Azulardo.”


“We went 35 miles south of Nassau and started fishing about 7.45am,”
said Mr Simmons. “After about 45 minutes we pulled up a fish, and a
shark took it.


“We left the area and went two miles further south and let out the
lines again. Keith pulled up his line and before reaching the surface
the shark had broken the line.”


The weather was calm with winds about 4mph blowing from the southwest.


“I always watch that before I go out,” Mr Simmons laughed.


Trying to get rid of the sharks, Mr Simmons moved again, this time
about two to three miles further south. By then they were about 38
miles from Nassau.


“While pulling up my line,” he said, “I noticed that it was extra
heavy. I called “Boy” (Stanley Bernard) and asked him to go get the
shot gun.”


By then the men were fishing in water about 1,000 feet deep. They
had decided against landing the shark because there was too much
tension on the line.


“I then thought about what might have been going through that shark’s
mind,” said Mr Simmons. “Usually when you catch a shark on the line,
and are pulling him up, when he sees sunlight, he heads back down, and
either cuts the line or breaks it.


“While pulling him up there was also a grouper on the line, and he
was trying to get the grouper, but I had both on my line. He came up
with his mouth wide open, but he couldn’t get the grouper because it
was also on my line.”


As the shark neared the surface, Mr Bernard shot him several times in the head.


“We tied the rope around his tail fin, and pulled him towards the
boat. We were going to cut the hook out of his mouth and let him go
when he regurgitated a human foot — intact from the knee down. It was
now about 10am.”


The men then tried to get BASRA and the Defence Force, but could
raise neither — “it was probably because they were out of range for
our VHF radio,” Mr Simmons commented.


They decided to take the left leg and the shark to Nassau.


“There was so much stink coming from the shark’s belly and the belly
was so huge that we thought that there might be more bodies inside,”
said Mr Simmons.


At about 10.30am the men headed for Nassau, dragging the heavy shark
behind. About a half hour later they saw a Defence Force boat and
flagged it down.


The Defence Force’s Enduring Friendship vessel EF-28 pulled up
alongside them, heard their story and took the shark on board. It was
then about 11.30am when they followed the Defence Force boat to
Nassau, arriving at about 12.30pm at the Coral Harbour base.


The shark’s body was offloaded, cut open and inside was the remains
of a headless man.


Mr Simmons said he was a “black man, of heavy build and heavy
structure. He had neither clothes nor any identifying marks.”


Police are now awaiting DNA results to tell them if the remains belong
to one of three men who are still missing at sea.


The Royal Bahamas Defence Force said still reported missing are
62-year-old Frank Brown, Sr, and 47-year-old Delton Newton, who
disappeared after their boat experienced engine trouble in waters off
Clifton Pier last week. A man who disappeared from a boat in Acklins
last week has also not yet been found.


However, Mr Simmons said that Mr Frank Brown Jr stopped at his home,
looked at the photographs of the body parts and confirmed that they
were not those of his father.

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Re: 09/06/2010 Human Remains ( Bahamas ) ***Fatal*** Scaveng

Postby helmi » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:01 pm

Man found inside shark is identified

Published On:Wednesday, September 15, 2010

POLICE have identified the man found inside the belly of a 12ft Tiger Shark caught in the Bahamas by his fingerprints.

Initial tests indicate missing boater Judson Newton was eaten by the shark, confirmed Assistant Commissioner Hulan Hanna.

However police are awaiting the results of further DNA tests to confirm his identity. Up to press time it was still unknown if Mr Newton was alive or dead when he was eaten.

Mr Newton and his friend Franklin Roosevelt Brown were both reported missing after a boating trip with three others off Jaws Beach in southwest New Providence on August 29. The boaters reported they had engine trouble on board the 20ft white century boat and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) assisted a search for the men after they were reported missing at around 8pm.

RBDF officers found the boat off the southwest coast with three men onboard and were told the two others had gone overboard in an effort to pull the boat to shore and never returned.

On September 5, an investment banker out deep sea fishing with two friends, caught the shark in waters about 38 miles south of New Providence. He said a left leg popped out of the shark as they hauled it on to their vessel. When the beast was cut open at the Defence Force's Coral Harbour base, RBDF officers also found the man's right leg, two severed arms and a torso in two sections.

It was immediately suspected that the remains were from one of the missing boaters but police were awaiting DNA tests before they could provide a positive identity.

Initial reports suggests the boaters may have drowned.

Yesterday ACP Hanna said police had no evidence to suggest foul play.

Meanwhile, friends of the men are still coming to grips with Mr Newton's death, and fear Mr Brown may have suffered a similar fate.

Mr Newton, known affectionately as Scabbo, was a "friendly person" who was employed on a fishing boat, according Richard Hall.

Mr Hall, an employee of Nassau Flight Services, is a long-time co-worker of Mr Brown, the other missing boater, and an acquaintance of Mr Newton's.

"Mr Brown was a nice outgoing, kind-hearted person. Never a person who would let anything worry him. Fishing was one of his hobbies," remembered Mr Hall.

Mr Brown, has been a maintenance manager at Nassau Flight Services for more than 30 years.

"We miss him," added Mr Hall.

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