The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force has confirmed reports of three separate incidents of suspected suicide this week. While the circumstances remain unclear, one of the victims is said to have been in her teens.
Police were summoned to the scene of a suspected suicide at Maynard Hill, Castries, on Wednesday, September 21, 2017.
Nakyshka Edgar, a sixteen-year-old resident of Maynard Hill, was found at her residence, suspended by the neck. She was conveyed to the Victoria Hospital, via ambulance, where she was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner, about 5:05 p.m.
A post mortem examination is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. today, Thursday, September 21, 2017.
Earlier this week, Lazarus Alexander, a 46-year-old resident of Grande Ravine, Dennery, was admitted to the St. Jude Hospital, on Monday, September 11, 2017, after having allegedly ingested a noxious substance.
On Monday, September 18, 2017, he succumbed and was formally pronounced dead about 11:50 a.m.
A post mortem examination was conducted, which revealed that he died as a result of multiple organ dysfunction, secondary to alleged paraquat ingestion.
Police were summoned to the scene of a third suspected suicide at Gadette, Dennery, on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
Kurt Arnold Remy Mason, a 42-year-old resident of Gadette, Dennery, originally of Micoud, was found suspended by the neck from a ceiling, by a family member, about 6:30 p.m. He was last seen alive about 6:00 a.m. on the same day.
A post mortem is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017.
The circumstances surrounding all three incidents are currently under investigation.