St. Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that the partially decomposed body is that of 26-year-old man Randy Simon, who is originally from Soufriere.
Sources say he was last seen alive last Sunday between 3 and 4 p.m. when he left the house.
This is the fifth body to be discovered in less than two weeks. Snake bite and drowning have been ruled as the cause of death for two of the bodies discovered, while the cause of death for the others are being treated as “sudden deaths” pending a post mortem.
A decomposing body with a dread-locks hairstyle was discovered on a river bank by a party hunting for wild pigs on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at about 4:00 pm in the forested area of Quilese, Micoud. The body was identified by a family member as that of 54-year-old Paul Theodore of Fond St Jacques, Soufriere who was last seen on Thursday, January 17, 2013. A post mortem conducted on Friday, January 25, 2013 revealed that Theodore died as a result of cardio genetic shock consistent with snake bite.
On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at about 10:00 am, officers attached to the Marigot Police Station were summoned to a forested area at Belaire, Marigot. Whilst there, they discovered the body of 60-year-old Lawerence Collymore, also known as Escoban, of New Field, Dennery. The body was taken to the Victoria Hospital Mortuary. A post mortem is scheduled for a later date. The police are treating the death as sudden until post mortem results. There were no visible marks of violence on the body.
On Friday, January 25, 2013 at about 7:15 am, officers attached to the Dennery Police Station were summoned to the residence of 47-year-old Oswell Stanislaus of Newfield Denney. On arrival, they discovered the decomposing body of the said individual lying on the floor in his room. He was transported to Victoria Hospital mortuary. Stanislaus was last seen on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 about 7:00 pm. A post mortem is scheduled for a later date. The police are treating the death as sudden until post mortem results. There were no visible marks of violence on the body.
The body of Ian Frederick Inglis of Bisee was discovered on the Choc beach at about 8:30 am. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. A post mortem conducted the same day revealed that he died from drowning.