Police are no longer treating the death of St. Catherine Henville, who was found dead in her yard early Saturday morning, as a suspected suicide.
Reliable police sources have told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that Henville’s death is now being treated as “suspicious” after further investigations.
One person is now assisting police with investigations but no one has been officially arrested or charged, SNO understands.
According to the sources, the 31-year-old mother of two children was discovered by a family member in a chair in the yard. She was in a “slouched” position, the source told SNO.
Initial reports reaching our newsroom are that Henville was found hanging and was then removed and placed in the chair.
But according to reliable sources, no rope was seen on Henville’s body when police arrived on the scene and no evidence, to date, have been found to substantiate those claims.
A post mortem to determine the cause of death was conducted today but the results will not be released to the public as yet, according to Police Public Relations Officer, Aniel Innocent.
Innocent told SNO that a press briefing is being planned for Tuesday when more information may be released on Henville’s death.
Henville, a resident of George Street, Gros Islet, was found dead at about 2 am Saturday.
She was the mother of two children, a teenage daughter and a several-month’s old baby girl.
She is also known as Luciana in the community.