A Facebook page “Justice for Ollie Gobat”, created in memory of hotelier and property developer Oliver “Ollie” Gobat who was murdered on April 25, 2014, has announced that Gobat’s ashes were scattered off Smuggler’s Cove Beach to commemorate his 39th birthday.
Yesterday, Nov. 17 would have been Gobat’s 39th birthday, the Facebook page stated.
“Theo and Helen and a group of close friends met on Smuggler’s Beach at Cap Maison at 8am to celebrate this sad and very poignant occasion,” the page stated.
“The beach had been Ollie’s favourite swimming spot from when he was a young boy. Theo and Helen then walked into the waves and scattered Ollie’s ashes into the very same stretch of water.”
The page, which was created on June 30, is being used to provide updates on the case and information-sharing/tips to solve the murder. The creators of the Facebook page had said they want those responsible for Gobat’s murder “brought to justice and to improve our law and order”.
Gobat’s parents had released a statement confirming that the charred body found in a burnt Range Rover in Cap Estate, Gros Islet was their son, who was reported missing the same night the remains were found.
Gobat was born in St. Lucia but raised in the United Kingdom. He was the executive director at Cap Maison Resort in Cap Estate, Gros Islet.
The family plans to hold a special press conference on the morning of Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Cap Maison Resort, where a reward for information and a statement regarding Gobat’s murder will be announced.