A relative of 18-year-old Scott Atkins, who is the focus of a series of viral torture videos, has dismissed rumours that the St. Lucian teen has been killed.
One of the most recent videos making rounds on social media shows a young black man laying in a pool of blood on a road with severed hands, and another man pumping bullets into his head.
However, one of Atkins’s sister, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the deceased in the video is not her brother.
She said her brother is still alive but is still being held hostage.
In other viral videos, Atkins is being assaulted and threatened by men with high-powered guns, speaking a combination of Spanish and French.
Atkins is seen begging an individual named ‘Shawn’ to pay his captors because if he doesn’t they will kill him.
Local police are investigating.