Police said no wounds were found on his body, indicating the man may have died of natural causes.
The lawmen are however still investigating.
St. Lucia News Online has also received reports that another body was discovered at a residence in Monier, Gros Islet but police sources have been unable to verify this information, indicating this may be an unreported natural-cause death.
This is the seventh body to be discovered on the island since the start of the year.
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 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.
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.
The decomposing body of 26-year-old Randy Simon was discovered in the sea off the Ciceron/Cul De Sac beach near the old garbage dump along Millennium Highway.on Jan. 29, 2013 at about 6 p.m. Police said Simon’s body was seen “partly submerged in the water under a sand barge about 80 feet from shore”. A post mortem revealed he died from drowning.
The body of 47-year-old Simone Leandra Garnier of Bisee in Castries was discovered behind a house in her community at about 7:30 am on Friday, February 1, 2013. She was lying face down in a pool of blood. Her legs were bound together and her throat slashed. A post mortem examination revealed the cause of death as hemorrhagic shock secondary to multiple incisions. The deceased was last seen alive at about 9:15 pm on Thursday, January 31, 2013. No one has been arrested in relation to this incident.