Jamaica: asesinan a Dexter Pottinger, referente de la comunidad LGTB

Dexter Pottinger, la cara LGTB visible en Jamaica, ha sido asesinado

Nos llegan malas noticias desde Jamaica. El diseñador de moda e imagen del Orgullo jamaicano Dexter Pottinger ha sido encontrado asesinado en su casa de Kingston en Jamaica.

El cuerpo sin vida de Dexter Pottinger fue encontrado el jueves y el sábado la policía jamaicana ya arrestó al presunto autor de los hechos.

Se cree que el asesinato pudo tener lugar el miércoles, aunque se encontrara el cuerpo el jueves, dado que uno de sus vecinos dice haber escuchado gritos de socorro desde la casa de Dexter Pottinger, aunque no notificó a la policía en ese momento.

Aunque la homofobia es muy habitual en Jamaica, la policía parece descartar que este sea uno de los motivos del asesinato y se decantan más por un móvil asociado al robo de vehículos.

En cualquier caso Dexter Pottinger fue la cara visible de la semana del Orgullo en Jamaica dada su fama como diseñador y como juez de un reality show emitido en la televisión del país, por lo que su participación en el Orgullo fue vital para darle visibilidad. Según sus propias palabras:

“Espero que mi participación muestre a la gente que está bien salir del armario en una atmósfera sin violencia. Que se den cuenta que es el momento de formar parte del cambio, no sólo para la semana del orgullo, sino de forma permanente”.

Ambiente G


Dexter Pottinger found dead

Fashion designer Dexter Pottinger is dead. Pottinger’s body was found at his house at Yarico Place off Washington Boulevard, St Andrew.

One woman who said she went to see the body said she observed blood stains inside the home.

As news of the death of the 3D Designs’ owner spread, several people gathered at near the Yarico Place residence, some I’m grief.

5 THINGS ABOUT DEXTER POTTINGER

1. He is originally from the Waltham Park area of Kingston.

2. He was ‘Face of Pride 2016’ as the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) celebrated Pride Week.

3. He is a former Saint International model who crossed over as a stylist, video director and fashionista.

4. He often goes by the mantra, “What may be crazy to you might be inspiration to someone else”.

5. He believed it is his duty, as a human being, to bring everyone together to play their part in improving the lives of the marginalised.

Jamaica Star


Suspect in Dexter Pottinger murder to be charged

Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE a short while ago are that the main suspect in the murder of fashion designer Dexter Pottinger is to be charged.

Police confirmed today that a man had been taken into custody in relation to the murder of Pottinger at his St Andrew home.

Pottinger’s decomposing body was discovered at his home Thursday afternoon and his missing Honda CRV motor vehicle found miles away in Stony Hill later that evening.

Family and friends of the make-up artist and former model, who visited the scene Friday evening, were overheard saying that Pottinger’s two iPhones were also missing from the house.

Jamaica Observer