On Sunday January 21, 2018 about 6:30 am, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, received a report of a suspected suicide at Sarrot, Castries.
Clair Joseph, a sixty three (63) year old resident of Sarrot, Castries was found suspended from a tree with a rope around his neck. He was subsequently pronounced dead by a medical practitioner.
This was the first suspected suicide recorded for the year 2018.
Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death are ongoing.
A post mortem examination has been scheduled for Wednesday January 24, 2018.
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to state that in the event of any unnatural death, we are guided by the regulations outlined in the Coroners Act 2013. In keeping with this legislation, an investigation file is submitted to the Coroner through the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for a determination to be made as to whether the matter will proceed to an inquest.
— Source: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force