(St. Lucia News Online) — Police on Monday confirmed that the decomposed body discovered in the forest near a marijuana field in Garrand, Babonneau on Sept. 27, 2020, has been positively identified as that of Meshach Dyson Emilien as a result of forensic analysis.
Police said in a statement that the positive DNA identification was passed on to Emilien’s family.
Emilien of Boguis, Babonneau was reportedly last seen alive by relatives on Sept. 21, 2020.
A missing person’s report was filed with the Babonneau Police Station on Sept. 24, according to reports.
Video clips of the body being removed from the bushes as well as police officers uprooting the marijuana plants were posted on social media.
Police are treating Emilien’s death as a homicide based on forensic evidence, according to sources.
St. Lucia has recorded 42 homicides for the year with the latest occurring on Sunday, Oct. 25 when Vigay Roberts was found with a gunshot wound near his home in Augier, Vieux Fort.