MARIGOT–Gendarmes retrieved the body of a man floating in the water in Baie Lucas, near Oyster Pond, on Tuesday. The discovery was made when a passer-by reported the sighting to the Gendarmerie.
Lt. Colonel Sébastien Manzoni confirmed the body was a man of black or Antillean origin. Initially the incident was being treated as a suspected drowning. Manzoni said it was too early to say whether a crime had been committed. An investigation has been opened into the man’s death.
A subsequent press release from the Gendarmerie said a report of the floating body had come into the Gendarmerie at 9:30am. Gendarmes arrived on the scene immediately and found a lifeless male of Antillean origin between 20 and 30 years of age whose identity has not yet been established. For the moment the cause of death is unknown.
The judiciary enquiry is being led under the supervision of the Prosecutor and has been entrusted to the Section de Recherches (Detective Department) to determine the cause of death.
Joining the Gendarmes in the recovery of the body were the Brigade Nautique and technicians from Identification Criminelle de La Savane.
Anyone who has any information that can lead to identification of the body, or has reported a missing person, is invited to call the emergency number 17.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/82632-gendarmes-call-on-public-to-help-identify-dead-man