Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cold Case Involving Omar Collymore Reopens

A homicide case from a decade ago involving Omar Best Collymore’s girlfriend Angela Aguiar who was shot dead in a Fort Lauderdale street has been reopened after his current wife was murdered. Collymore was never charged in his then girlfriend, but police always considered Collymore someone of interest.

On January 2 Omar Collymore wife Simone Campbell Collymore’s was travelling in a taxi on Stanely Terrace in Red Hills, St Andrew, when gunmen opened fire, hitting her and the driver of the taxi Winston Walters. Both were pronounced dead at hospital. Her husband Omar Collymore was charged with her murder and Fort Lauderdale detectives are working with Jamaican authorities in hopes of solving their own long-cold case.
The two slayings have several similarities, Fort Lauderdale Detective Tracy Figone said in a statement.

According to Broward court records and relatives, in addition to being romantically linked to Collymore, both women had life insurance policies that listed Collymore as a beneficiary.
For years, Collymore, 35, has been a person of interest in the slaying of  Angela Aguiar on June 30, 2008. But Fort Lauderdale investigators didn’t have enough evidence to make an arrest.
Aguiar, 38, was killed about 3:30 a.m. when the couple were on their way to a downtown bar to meet friends. As they got out of their truck on Northwest Second Avenue, just west of the county’s bus terminal, an assailant approached the pair and shot Aguiar in the head and chest.

Collymore, who told police he saw the gun and darted away to take cover, was not hurt. Aguiar, a real estate agent, had bought a $1 million life insurance policy about a month before she was killed, court records show.

In Jamaica, Simone Campbell Collymore’s children were younger still. She left behind a 7-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son.

 On Feb. 6, a warrant was issued for Collymore’s arrest, and he was captured two days later.

The Jamaican police agency is not offering details about how investigators linked Collymore to the double slaying. At least two other people have been taken into custody in connection with the murders and more suspects are being sought, a spokeswoman said.

The couple had life insurance policies listing one another as beneficiaries according to the deceased sister.

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