Elderly man found dead in Soufriere may have suffocated himself – sources

Elderly man found dead in Soufriere may have suffocated himself – sources
Brian Moss in happier times.
Brian Moss in happier times.

A coroner’s inquest will be conducted into the death of 75-year-old British native Brian Moss, sources close to the case have revealed.

Moss was found dead at his home in New Development, Soufriere at about 5 a.m. on March 14, 2015, by his long-time female companion, a St. Lucian national.

Police sources have indicated that Moss’s death is being treated as “suspected suicide” but they’re leaving no stones unturned in the investigation.

An inquest is a judicial inquiry held to determine the cause of a person’s death, and is generally conducted when deaths are sudden or unexplained.

Media reports have indicated that Moss was discovered with a bag over his head. A police source told St. Lucia News Online that a bag was found near Moss’s body.

Unconfirmed reports are that the door to the room, where the elderly man’s body was found, was deadlocked from the inside.

A post mortem revealed that Moss died from asphyxiation due to suffocation.

“His death appears to be a self-induced death,” a reliable source said.

Moss, who worked as a manager for  Anse Chastanet hotel in Soufriere, was described as “kind” and “observant”.

“My exposure to Brian was over the period of a week while staying at a residence on your beautiful island. My daughter was getting married and there were last-minute complications that Brian dealt with efficiently. He was kind, observant and sociable,” said a visitor to the island.

Others have described Moss as not very sociable.

“I knew Moss for a while, but never really sat down with him. He kept friends with the folks from Zenon and would say the odd hello.He did not mix with others, other than those he knew. He was from England but I do not know where in the UK he was from,” an ex-employee, who did not want to be identified, said.


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  1. Ok so who's source is correct d cops source said a bag was found near his body but media reports said a bag was over his head hey inquiring minds flip a coin when reading news assumptions.


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