According to reports, on Saturday, November 26, 2016 about 2:00 a.m. at Fond Assau, Babonneau, the deceased was involved in an altercation with an individual known to him, during which he sustained injuries to his abdomen.
He subsequently sought medical attention at the Victoria Hospital. On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 about 3:40 a.m. he succumbed to his injuries.
Later that same day, a post mortem was conducted by Dr. Heather Emmanuel which revealed that Elie Mathurin died as a result of a ruptured spleen with massive blood loss, secondary to blunt force trauma to the abdominal region.
An individual is in police custody assisting with investigations into this matter.
This is the twenty-sixth homicide for 2016.