Police have released the identity of St. Lucia’s 15th homicide victim.
He is 29-year-old Kernan Charles, originally of Saltibus, Choiseul but resided at City Gate, Castries.
Charles’ body was discovered by a relative at about 11:30 this morning, Thursday, June 6, 2013.
According to a police press release, investigators “discovered the body of a male individual in a lying position on a couch near the main entrance of his home with an apparent wound to the head”.
“During initial investigations, it was believed that the deceased suffered gunshot wound/wounds to the head. Pathologist Dr. Stephen King was summoned to the scene. He examined the body and pronounced it dead,” the press release added.
Police said a post mortem examination is scheduled for a later date and the matter is currently under active investigations.
Police said anyone with information pertaining to the circumstances surrounding the death of Kernan Charles is asked to contact the office of the Major Crimes Unit at 456-3754/3756 or the nearest police station.