(SNO) — Police are investigating the suspected suicide of Agard resident James Antoine.
Reports are that Antoine, a middle-aged father of four, originally from Millet, was found hanging from a tree at his residence around 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11.
Residents, speaking on condition of anonymity, told St. Lucia News Online that Antoine showed signs of depression following release from jail recently.
“He wasn’t himself, he seemed depressed sometimes but he’s a man who will drink his rum and look irie next day, but we never expect this. He was an irie fella but apparently he couldn’t get himself back on track,” one resident told our newsroom.
Another claimed that Antoine was always helping out whenever called on, and it is “sad that there was no one there for him when he most needed them”.
“Depression is no joke and the rum bottle won’t wash it away. Very sad,” the resident added.
A post-mortem to confirm the exact cause of death may take place later this week, according to sources.