(SNO) – Police said on Friday that the post mortem (PM) examination on the body of 45-year-old Gregory Philip, a resident of New Development, Soufriere, was conducted on Monday, June 4, 2018 by Dr. Wayne Felicien.
The results of the PM revealed that Philip, also known as ‘Checkie’/’Chucky’, died of pulmonary haemorrhage secondary to neck fracture, police said.
Philip’s death was branded a “suspicious death” after, according to sources, police received reports that he died when he fell during a domestic dispute in Soufriere on Saturday, June 2, around 9 p.m.
Police have not formally announced his death as a homicide, but according to sources the results of the autopsy may very well confirm his death was not accidental as it was made out to be.
One person was reportedly in custody in connection with the incident, but it was not immediately clear on Friday if that person was released.
At least one family member, who spoke to us on condition of anonymity in an earlier report, believes that Philip was murdered.
Below is the initial police press release regarding his death
(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Gregory Phillip alias Chucky, a forty five (45) year old resident of New Development, Soufriere.
On Saturday June 2, 2018, about 9:20 p.m. officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department at the Soufriere Police Station responded to a report of a suspicious death at the Etangs Wellness Centre in Soufriere.
The incident is alleged to have occurred about 8:50 pm on Saturday June 2, 2018 at Cresland, Soufriere where he was thereafter conveyed to the Etangs Wellness Centre and was subsequently pronounced dead by a medical practitioner. A post mortem examination is scheduled for today Monday June 4, 2018.
One individual is currently in police custody in relation to this incident. Investigations are continuing into this matter
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to extend condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
The Royal St. Lucia Police Force is appealing to anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the nearest police station, or the Soufriere Police Station at 456 3620.