According to reports 65-year-old retired US national Theodore Walling was found dead in a hotel room with multiple stab wounds.
Walling has been visiting the Islands since he was 18 years old and seemed to have a special love for Jamaica, he mentioned this several times on his Facebook page.
To Theodore Jamaica was a place of refuge, he wrote “I’m glad I’m here now,” he also said “11 days in Jamaica and I am healed. I have no pain.”
“Like I said, this is my spot,” Walling wrote last month in a Facebook post. “I will give my love and resources to the country of Jamaica.” he added.
Walling reportedly wrote the following online the day before he was killed “What a day. Ups and downs then an up … Faith Restored”
Sometime that night Walling, according to sources entered his room with a male, there were no signs forced entry. Walling family believes that he was killed and robbed.
Cops believe Walling knew his killer, speculations are either a date went wrong, or someone set up Mr. Walling.
According to the police, Walling had been stabbed repeatedly before his body was found Wednesday morning in his room at a boutique Montego Bay hotel that’s often frequented by visiting doctors who do volunteer work on the island.
His body was found by a worker at the Hotel Gloriana, which sits on a boulevard approaching the hip-strip where tourists hang out and is usually known to be safe.
“We do not condone (attacks on) our visitors and we do hope the authorities will move quickly to bring the perpetrator to justice,” JHTA President Omar Robinson told the Jamaica Observer newspaper.
“We have been told (Walling) is a repeat visitor to the island. It is sad when we lose any visitor, especially a visitor who has been here before. … We do not condone crime in general as it affects the image of our destination.”