A 62-year-old man was found hanging from a post in his house in La Croix, Marigot on Wednesday evening.
He has been identified as Gabriel Rene who was discovered by his son and daughter-in-law Rod and Alecia Rene with a piece of wire around his neck at about 11 p.m.
The couple had just returned from a church service when they discovered Gabriel dead.
Alecia told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that her father-in law left a note behind, explaining the reason for him taking his own life. The family did not disclose the details of the letter.
Alecia said Gabriel did not show any signs of depression or loneliness, but had a personal issue that he was dealing with.
His son, who is a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, expressed shock at his father’s death.
Gabriel leaves to mourn 10 children and six grandchildren.
A post mortem examination will be conducted soon.