Published: Apr 14, 2013 11:10 AM EDT

A man at the center of a 2002 murder investigation was found dead in the Bahamas, according to the Miami Herald.

The newspaper reports Randolph Coakley was shot to death in the Bahamas.

He was considered a key figure in the murder of 17-year-old Marissa Karp.

In 2002, her body was found stuffed in plastic bags in a Collier County canal off Alligator Alley.

Her death remains a mystery.