'Face of Jamaican Pride' Found Stabbed To Death At Home

A Jamaican designer and LGBT activist, known as 'the face of Pride', was found stabbed to death in his Kingston home last week.

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Dexter ‘3D’ Pottinger, a designer and former model who became known as ‘the face of Pride’ after headlining J-FLAG’s (Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals, and Gays) Pride week festivities in 2016, was found dead from multiple stab wounds on Thursday, August 31.

Although anti-gay violence is rife in Jamaica, police haven’t stated that homophobia was a factor in the murder, reports New Now Next.

A report from the Jamaican Gleaner on Thursday, said that some items were missing from Pottinger’s Washington Garden’s home, including “least one television set”. Further reports claimed two iPhones and Pottinger’s vehicle were also missing, with the vehicle later found abandoned miles away.

 

A police inspector at Pottiger’s two-storey Yarico Place home said blood was “splattered everywhere”.

Reports from The Sunday Gleaner indicated that ‎police had picked up a suspect less than 24 hours after Pottinger’s body was found.

“He has not been charged but a knife believed to be the murder weapon and items believed stolen from Pottinger’s house were seized,” said a senior police source.

“He is to be questioned as soon as he acquires the service of an attorney, and we expect him to be charged shortly. We know that we have got our man,” added the cop.

However, the police have so far refused to comment on claims that bloodstained clothes were found when the suspect was held.

Pottinger’s decomposing body was discovered at his home last Thursday, August 31, when a relative went to visit him after becoming concerned about being unable to make contact with him for several days.

It is alleged that some neighbours heard cries for help about 4:30 am on Wednesday, but that has not been confirmed by the police.”

Friends and fans of Pottinger took to Twitter over the weekend to express their shock and condolences.

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