The body was positively identified as Mc Donald St. Rose of Cantonment, Vieux Fort.
Reports are that St. Rose was last seen on October 3. Relatives said that St. Rose had left to attend to his farm in Saltibus.
His body bore a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. It is believed that St. Rose was shot and left in the farmlands for a number of days. The body had already started to decompose.
St. Rose’s body was found shortly after the discovery of a missing farmer, Victor Jn Phillip, whose body had a gunshot wound to the head.
The discovery of these two bodies in Fond St Jacque has caused the entire community to become fearful. Members of the community have suggested that the homicides were drug related.
Police Commissioner Vernon Francois has also hinted that this may be true, especially since the area is known to have had marijuana farms that were destroyed by police.
Investigations are continuing.