Body found floating near whale observatory in Coralita Bay

MARIGOT–A body was found floating in the water near the whale observatory on Coralita Road leading to Oyster Pond, the Prosecutor’s office disclosed Wednesday.

Walkers in the area spotted the body, semi-submerged with head facing down, around 50 metres from the shore line at 12:2 pm, and immediately called the Gendarmes. According to the press release, the body is of a “Latino” man recently deceased, aged around 35 years old, 1:80 metres in height.

He was wearing Bermuda shorts and a T-shirt, and a distinctive belt buckle (see photo). No shoes, identity documents, cell phone or car keys were found on or near the body. However, one-red-and white basketball shoe was found on the bank, but it is not yet known if this belonged to the body.

A medical examination followed by an autopsy will be carried out. A Gendarmerie brigade from French Quarter is investigating the cause of death.

Anyone, who thinks the description of the man who was found corresponds to a missing person, is asked to call the number 17, and at the same time persons with any useful information to assist the investigation can call the same number.  

Source: The Daily Herald