Police have revealed that the decomposing body of 26-year-old Randy Simon was discovered in the sea off the Ciceron/Cul De Sac beach.
According to a press release, on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at about 6 pm, 0fficers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department were summoned to the Ciceron beach (sometimes called Cul De Sac beach) near the old garbage dump along Millennium Highway.
Upon arrival, police said a man’s body was seen “partly submerged in the water under a sand barge about 80 feet from shore”.
“The police later identified the body as that of 26-year-old Randy Simon originally of Soufriere but resided at Bagatelle, Castries. Randy Simon was last seen on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, moments before he left for the beach. The body was transported to Victoria Hospital’s Mortuary. A post mortem is scheduled for a later date,” the press release stated.
Investigations in the matter continue.
This is the fifth body to be discovered in less than two weeks. Snake bite, heart attack and drowning have been ruled as the causes of death for three of the five bodies discovered.
A decomposing body with a dread-locks hairstyle was discovered on a river bank by a party hunting for wild pigs on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at about 4:00 pm in the forested area of Quilese, Micoud. The body was identified by a family member as that of 54-year-old Paul Theodore of Fond St Jacques, Soufriere who was last seen on Thursday, January 17, 2013. A post mortem conducted on Friday, January 25, 2013 revealed that Theodore died as a result of cardio genetic shock consistent with snake bite.
On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at about 10:00 am, officers attached to the Marigot Police Station were summoned to a forested area at Belaire, Marigot. Whilst there, they discovered the body of 60-year-old Lawerence Collymore, also known as Escoban, of New Field, Dennery. The body was taken to the Victoria Hospital Mortuary. A post mortem revealed that Collymore died from a heart attack.
On Friday, January 25, 2013 at about 7:15 am, officers attached to the Dennery Police Station were summoned to the residence of 47-year-old Oswell Stanislaus of Newfield Denney. On arrival, they discovered the decomposing body of the said individual lying on the floor in his room. He was transported to Victoria Hospital mortuary. Stanislaus was last seen on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 about 7:00 pm. A post mortem is scheduled for a later date. The police are treating the death as sudden until post mortem results. There were no visible marks of violence on the body.
The body of Ian Frederick Inglis of Bisee was discovered on the Choc beach at about 8:30 am. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. A post mortem conducted the same day revealed that he died from drowning.