Murder Suspected in Woolmer Death

Tue, Mar 20, '07


Bob Woolmer The investigation into Bob Woolmer's sudden death has taken a frightening turn with reports suggesting the Pakistan coach may have been murdered.
has confirmed that West Indies cricketers were told to stay indoors and keep their room doors locked as a result of new information from law enforcement that Woolmer may have been killed at the hands of an attacker.

Mark Shields, the deputy commissioner of police, told a news conference in Jamaica late Tuesday that the death is being treated as "suspicious."

"Having met with the pathologists, our medical personnel and investigators, there is now sufficient information to continue a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Woolmer, which we are now treating as suspicious," Shields added.

Pakistan team spokesman Pervez Mir was even more blunt: "The police suspect that Woolmer may have been murdered. They have started an investigation."