UPDATED: Second body found in Fond St. Jacques (photos added)

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UPDATED: Second body found in Fond St. Jacques (photos added)


The body of an unidentified male was discovered by police in Fond St. Jacques, Soufriere today.

The body bore one gunshot wound to the abdomen. It is believed that the man was shot and left in the forest for close to three days.

Police had searched the area earlier for a missing farmer, Victor Jn Phillip, who they later discovered with a gunshot wound to his head.

A group of residents from the community had joined the police and one man spotted the body of the unidentified man a few hours later. The police were alerted and another team was dispatched to the area to collect evidence at the crime scene.

The body was removed from the forest around 6 p.m. today and transported to Rambally’s Funeral Parlour.

Police officials spoke with members of the community and urged them to be on the lookout for anyone who might be suspicious and to report it. Members of the community believe that the killer might be someone outside of Soufriere.

Residents are under the impression that the killer might have crossed the river, separating Soufriere from Choiseul, to enter the farm. It is speculated that there is a marijuana farm in the forest. Residents believe that Jn Phillip and the unidentified man may have trespassed the farm and were shot and killed as a result.

The dead farmer’s son, Keran Jn Phillip had told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that his father had told him that he saw some strange men walking around the area.

Keran said his father had suggested that the men may have planted marijuana in the forest, but he never interfered with them or confronted them.

Residents are concerned about the situation and are calling on the police to find the killer so that the community can return to normalcy.

 

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  1. I visited St Lucia in April 14 and stayed in the area of Fond St Jacques. My condolences to the victims family. My brothers and sisters killing is not the answer save your souls....seek God while he is near to be found before it is to late. THERE IS NO REPENTENCE IN THE GRAVE

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  2. I do agree there is no leadership in St. Lucia I left 25 yrs ago and still it remains the same no progress. Police officers don't know what they doing..crime rate is at a ridiculous high. I mean come on where is the future for our people. There is no one to protect them. Where is the growth??? Gods bless this little island.

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  3. I UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE DO NO HAVE RESPECTFOR FOR ONE ANOTHER AGAIN,BUT THERE IS COMING A TIME ALL WILL STAND BEFORE THE JUDGEMENT SEAT OF God. I PRAY TO GOD THEY CATCH THOSE PEOPLE WHO DID THIS TO victor. I AM PRAYING FOR JEANIE AND FAMILY MAY GOG GIVE U STRENGTH AND MERCY

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  4. Come on people if persons can run into the White House one of the most secure places , who the hell are we ? People just need to understand things are not the same , out leaders don't care , so people arm your self , walk in groups as much as possible , certain places don't venture, pay attention to faces (it's a stereotype but hey it's your life) , because the old man coming from working hard all day to be killed like that, no one cares , worse yet they not even trying. Minister of just- us I know you eager to make statement (sarcasm) but please don't waste your breathe . You are just one big mistake. Lucian's protect yourselves , with all these murders does the family of these victims have a case if they say they are not paying taxes anymore because their tax money pays for protection and justice, their family members were murderd and the killer not found . Any lawyers in here......

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  5. Wait wait wait wait WAIT! So when a body is taken from a crime scene it is sent str8 to the funeral parlour? Not to a forensic facility to retrieve the bullet(s) lodged inside for further investigation? AA, ok...

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    • Merrick, could you ask the cops this next time? Would love to know if that's the type of slackness going on.

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      • DOES POLICE HEADQUATERS HAVE A PLACE TO STORE IT ? RAMBALLY'S IS WHERE ALL OF THEM GO TO. POLICE HAVE ARRANGMENTS

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  6. RIP to the two, God be with the families.

    But, is Kenny the one giving guns to those thugs? Did Compton or King issue guns tooo.... What the hell Politics have to be the hallmark in every damn thing negative in Slu.

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  7. what do we expect with no employment. SMH Meanwhile those idiots in the house fooling the average man with lawyer language and our hard working lucian men are being killed and turning into killers. BETTER DAYS.

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    • If you are a decent hard working man, then nothing a politician try to do will ever change that.......you will stay without instead of robbing, stealing and killing......it's time we stop this nonsense and blame the people that commit these crimes instead of giving them escape routes.....

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    • MY FELLOW ST LUCIANS DON'T YOU KNOW THAT LEGALIZING IT MEANS THAT IT HAS NO VALUE . CUZ EVERYONE WILL HAVE A GARDEN IN THEIR YARD. WHAT THEN THE MONEY TO BUY SEBAGO COMES FROM BREAKING AND ENTERING HOUSES. COME ON

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  8. It could be someone he knew. They ask to legalized it?. Voila . The results before the exam. Those who march for the rights to legalized it ,tells the nation which one of you co patriot who committed the fu..... crime

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  9. U think putting a new leader will stop the crime. We are in the last days many more things has to happen.

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  10. May be the PM needs to appoint a minister of national security and home affairs to tackle all of these crimes, especially unsolved, that are plaguing and overwhelming the island.

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  11. F**kry all u all do is talk a bag of foolishness u all got no sense whoever talking shit u no u all selfs

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  12. Is there a serial killer on the loose in that area?What is going on?Is ganga robbery the motive?That is utter madness.Condolences to the two families.We need divine intervention.

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  13. Is there a serial killer on the loose in that area?What is going on?Is ganga robbery the motive?That is utter madness.Condolences to the two families.

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  14. The coastguard preventing them from getting marijuana from St. Vincent so they growing it right here and people getting killed over illegal business. Good job coastguard but the police need to stop the local marijuana plantations.