Family members from the onset had suspected foul play, telling reporters that Auguste would not have left work the night before and driven to Soufriere, nor would she have done it, if it was her intention, without informing anyone.
The young woman was employed with Cap Maison located at Cap Estate.
When Auguste’s body was discovered there appeared to be injuries to the head. She was pronounced dead by a medical doctor. On Tuesday, June 14, 2015 a post mortem examination conducted on the body revealed that she died as a result of physical trauma and asphyxia. The police have since launched a full investigation into the matter. However, no one has since been arrested in connection with Yana Auguste’s death.