He has been identified as Ephrem Boullie, a security guard of M&C who is suspected to have committed suicide.
The body of the father of four was discovered by his five-year-old granddaughter.
Delia Boullie, daughter of the deceased, said she received the news that her father was found hanging and rushed to the scene.
Delia told St Lucia News Online (SNO) that her sister Talifa Boullie who was living with the deceased at the time had sent her daughter to ask her grandfather if he had wanted them to collect some test results from the doctor which he had done a few weeks ago. The child ran out saying that her “Dada” was still asleep.
Talifa recalled that she later went to check on her father and found him hanging from the roof with a rope around his neck and a stool at his feet. Delia stated that her father showed no signs of depression and claims that the family knows of no possible reason for a suicide.
Talifa told family members and others gathered at their home that she did not suspect anything was wrong as she had last seen her father around 7 p.m. Tuesday night and he appeared to be normal. However, she recalled hearing coughing in the wee hours this morning, but did not bother to check as she did not suspect the worst.
Lyra Thomas Joseph – sister of the deceased – told SNO that it has been a rough period for her brother since he lost his wife about three years ago and his sister earlier this year. Joseph said she would call him every morning to check on him and he would sometimes complain of being lonely, but she did not expect this outcome.