Police said no foul play is suspected “to date” in the death of 37-year-old of Wendy ‘Windy’ Sylvester of Bexon.
In a press release distributed on Monday (June 12, 2017), police said Sylvester, who was last seen alive, about midnight on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, was discovered in a drain at Around the Bend, Bexon, on Friday, June 9, 2017, about 4:10 p.m. His body was in a state of decomposition.
His motorcycle, registration number PG6273, was discovered a short distance away from his body, the release further stated.
“Initial reports indicate Windy Sylvester was the victim of a road accident; no foul play is suspected to date,” police said.
A post mortem examination was conducted upon the body by Dr. Heather Emmanuel on Saturday, June 10, 2017, which revealed that he died as a result of traumatic brain injury with global subarachnoid haemorrhage due to base of skull and right temporal bone fracture.
This incident brings the number of road fatalities recorded for 2017 to 10, police said.
In an earlier story, a Bexon resident revealed what seems to be the last encounter that Sylvester had with anyone before he went missing on Wednesday.
The resident, whose identity was not revealed, spoke to media on Friday, detailing a final encounter with Sylvester.
The resident explained that at some point, the two of them went to the club “by Massy” and after they “had a good time” it was about midnight when Sylvester “dropped me home.”
“I walked home. He said he is going home because he has to work tomorrow but he never got home,” the resident said, adding that it is very difficult to see such a thing happen to “a close soldier, and he was really close.”
The resident added that one cannot help but feel partly responsible for Sylvester’s ill-fate, because “it was me he went and drop that night” but never made it home.