Police still awaiting forensic tests results in Linus Constantine case

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Police still awaiting forensic tests results in Linus Constantine case
Linus Constantine
Linus Constantine

Police are still awaiting forensic tests results to determine whether a decomposed body found on Marisule beach on April 15, 2014 is that of 18-year-old youth leader, Linus Constantine, who has been missing for close to three months.

This is according to Police Commissioner, Vernon Francois who said recently that the matter is still inconclusive.

“We have done finger-printing, dental works, and forensic work is now being done. From where we are at this time, it is still inconclusive to determine whether he is the person found at Marisule beach,” the commissioner explained.

Meanwhile, the mother of the missing teen, Juliana Goolaman, claims that she was denied a meeting with National Security Minister Victor Phillip La Corbiniere and other senior security officials.

Goolaman told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) in an interview on (July 1) that her daughter had made a request on her behalf to meet with La Corbiniere during the first week of June. A date was set for both parties to meet, however, that meeting was later cancelled.

The distraught mother said she also requested to meet with Francois. Goolaman said she visited the commissioner’s office herself and was asked to leave a number and a name. However, she was never contacted by anyone regarding that request.

However, the commissioner said recently, “I am a highly available person, we would have been happy to deal with that. I would be happy to speak with them. I don’t have a problem with that.”

Goolaman told SNO that she continues to get a push-around by police officials whenever she tries to get an update into the DNA reports, regarding her son’s case.

In a previous interview, Goolaman had accused the Royal St. Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) of playing “cat and mouse “with the investigation into her missing son.

The mother said she wants some closure to the issue and is urging the police force to fast-track the test. Constantine was officially reported missing on April 27.

He is originally from Foriesterre, Castries but had three homes. He was last known to be staying by a friend in Corinth, Gros Islet.

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  1. How long does it take to do a DNA. I am sure if i was for some high profile ..shole in cabinet it would have been done by now. So many games are being played with the living and now the dead with the blasted incompetence of our country.

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  2. Be realistic there is no new information to be told until the results of the DNA.I understand the relatives frustration it is a fact of life.Personally i find that the results is overdue but it is not in the hands of the police or minister so what can they do except keep on pressing for the results.

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  3. The police knows it is linus body why keep that from his family with the bull shate they saying there, so long you'll send his dna for testing up to now. Its time the government step up you mean to tell me you'll have a million dollars forensic lab and no one can operate it, that's nonsense and you mean to tell me not once a politician or the prime minister can address the nation about this matter. I tell you this country have to get sucked dry by kenny and this politicians we at a debt of 90 million we are the first caribbean country to borrow so much money yet I've seen no changes to this country other than our country being sucked try by this government. We the people of saint lucia needs a new leader to run this country

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  4. It is left to believe that the level of work required in this case is beyond local capabilities. Does our forensic lab have the necessary to work on cases like this one. The commissioner needs to be honest to the family and seek outside help. After all tax payers are funding a multi million dollar lab which is failing to deliver

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  5. La Cobinere have nothing to say or just not interested in the security of nationals. SMH lol, much expected.

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  6. We need to do better than in solving cases, after so many months .smh, lord put a hand on this country .

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  7. How many more years will it take before we get the result? The poor family is being tortured all over again,I would not wish that on my worst enemy. Wake up St.Lucia its the year 2014 so why are we going back ten steps backward?

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  8. If it had been the body of a government official or tht of their child or some other prominent person in society, would it have taken forensic this long. Mom may the soul of your son rest in peace.

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