Police outside flat where bodies were found/UK Mirror

Police outside flat where bodies were found/UK Mirror

by Michael Bascombe

ST GEORGE’S, June 20, 2016 – Tributes continue to pour in for the former national footballer and 1989 Caribbean Most Valuable Player, Steve Mark, who reportedly died in London, the United Kingdom on Monday.

Media reports state that Mark and his Grenadian wife were found stabbed to death at a house in London and a murder investigation has been launched by Scotland Yard.

“We’ve not met as a club but I have extended condolences to the family and friends of Steve and Helen on this tragedy,” said Norris “Bowza” Wilson, who coached Mark at Hurricane Football Club.

“The entire parish of St Mark is in deep mourning because we’ve lost two residents,” he said.

“It’s a shock, knowing Steve as a humble person and one of the greatest Grenadian footballer who roamed the Caribbean with his skills.”

Mark was named the Caribbean Footballer of Year following the final of the inaugural Shell Caribbean Cup Tournament in 1989 which Grenada finished runners-up to Trinidad and Tobago.

He played along the likes of Cheney Joseph, current president of the Grenada Football Association, Garvey Wilson, Wayne Hood, Franklyn Drayton, and Rudolph ‘Zagada’ Cyrus and coached by Ashley ‘Ram’ Folkes.

“This is extremely shocking news. Only this weekend I mentioned his name in a football discussion,” said Joseph.

“It’s still hard to absorb but I wish all of his surviving family our condolences. Steve was such a quiet guy. I’m here seeing him in person as if it was yesterday we played against each other in club Football and then became best friends when representing Grenada.

He was a stalwart and that is what I will remember most. His footballing prowess and great fitness. He glided in defence, mesmerised all of his attacking opponents including the likes of Dwight Yorke and Russel Latapy.”

He was considered among the football greats comparing to the likes of fellow villagers Alston George and ‘Bowza’ Wilson. Mark is from the village of Villa in St Mark while his wife comes from Waltham.

The deaths have shocked a community recovering from the recent murder of police officer Corporal Daniel Edgar.

London’s Metropolitan Police are treating the investigation as a suspected murder-suicide and detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Neighbours described the horrific scene as a teenager thought to be their 18-year-old daughter banged on doors in the early hours of this morning to raise the alarm.

Their bodies were discovered at the home the family shared in Fulham, south west London where they have lived for more than 16 years.


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