The body of an elderly livestock farmer was discovered in Barre Denis, Castries after 3 p.m. today, Dec. 14, 2015.
Peter Felix also known as “Cyrus” of Barre Denis, Castries was discovered lying face down in a ravine.
Residents told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that Cyrus, who lived alone and is originally from Choiseul, was missing since last Friday.
“His family…calling from Guadeloupe and said since Friday they’ve been calling him and they not getting through to him, and so we know he has animals, cows, pigs, goats, so we went in the ravine and check for him and we found him in the ravine,” one resident said.
Another resident: “…The family members were calling him on Friday and they were not getting him so then they called a neighbour. The neighbour said that they went down to see, but the house have been dark for three days now so they went looking for him.”
The resident added that a family member – brother-in-law – searched an area where Cyrus normally does his gardening when the body was discovered.
An eyewitness told SNO that the body has bruises on the face and arms.
A post mortem will reveal the cause of death. Police are investigating.