Police sources say a man who died in Fond Assau, Babonneau Sunday evening (Nov. 23) is investigating reports that the victim ingested a poisonous substance by mistake.
Stanislaus Justin aka Shat, 48, was found at his Fond Assau residence by a neighbour at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. He showed signs of life and the ambulance was called. However, he succumbed shortly after.
A senior police official said an autopsy scheduled to be done this week will determine the cause of death, however in the meantime investigators are treating his case with an “open mind”
The source added that Justin is reported to have ingested liquid from a coke bottle, thinking it was a “chaser” in alcohol, but the liquid turned out to be a “weedicide”.
Despite this lead, the source said the case could be treated as a homicide or suspicious death.
Justin was a construction worker and father of four children. Originally from Millet, he moved to Babonneau some 10 years ago, according to relatives.