Constantine to be finally laid to rest

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Constantine to be finally laid to rest
Linus Constantine
Linus Constantine

Slain youth leader Linus Constantine will be laid to rest on Thursday, October 16.

Mother of the deceased Julianna Goolaman told St Lucia News Online (SNO) that Constantine’s funeral service will be held at the SDA Church on High Street, Castries, at 2 p.m. Burial will take place at Choc’s Burial Ground.

Police officials confirmed on October 9 that the decomposed body found on Marisule beach, Gros Islet on April 15, 2014 is that of Constantine, who was reported missing around the time the body was discovered.

Several forensic tests and analysis – thumbs prints, teeth and DNA samples – were done to determine that the decomposed body matched Constantine. Assistance was sought from a local retired police inspector and expert advice from the Royal Grenada Police Force, who conducted separate tests and later found that the fingerprints matched.

A post mortem conducted on Constantine’s body by Pathologist Dr. Stephen King revealed that he died of extensive head injuries secondary to blunt force trauma.

Commissioner of Police Vernon Francois said the matter will be aggressively pursued now that the identity of the decomposed body matches that of Constantine.

Police have since interviewed one suspect who was later released. Goolaman had told SNO in a previous interview that the family is relieved that the police have been able to identify Constantine’s body. However, Goolaman firmly believes that her family will not get the justice they deserve in the matter. She said the slow justice system is the main reason why she thinks the family will not get justice.

Constantine was the chairman of Youth Talk and a member of the National Youth Council.

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  1. Lol, Lol. Its really a damned shame. Soud that we are living under the bushes somewhere. You mean that we had to get advice from a retiree and Grenada to prove fingerprints. So we are saying that the police as it is now cannot match fingerprints hence an investigation taking six months. Where is the suspect now?

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  2. Rip Linus and comfort goes out to the family.he's gone but not forgotten.
    And the only reason why Pathologist Dr. Stephen King revealed that Linus died of extensive head injuries secondary to blunt force trauma and not as a result of hemorrhagic shock secondary to blunt force trauma to head was because the body was too severely decomposed,so he didn't have a choice but to come up with another cause of death.smh at king

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  3. This is so sad, so tragic, so senseless....any way you look at it. Poor kid, seemed to have so much promise. I don't know him or his family personally but my heart gets really heavy anytime this subject is brought up. He's been gone so long, with his family uncertain, months later, they can now say goodbye. ....well, see you later.

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