Two questionable deaths in two days; cause of both deaths unknown as of press time on Wednesday. However, law enforcement authorities in Grenada vow to leave no stone unturned in getting to the bottom of both cases.
Head of the police Communication Relation Department Sylvan Mc Intyre, speaking to the Grenada Informer via telephone on Wednesday said, the Royal Grenada Police force is treating both matters with the same degree of attention, and has since launched a full investigation beginning with autopsies to determine the actual cause of death.
Before this paper went to press on Wednesday, Mc Intyre confirmed that no one had been directly questioned in relation to any of the incidents, but noted that in-depth work is ongoing.
The body of fifty-seven-year-old Jude Thomas a well-known mechanic from the village of Westerhall in St George’s was discovered on the sea-shore in the Quarantine Point area in the south of the island hours after a family outing in the same area.
According to information reaching the Grenada Informer, Thomas was reported missing by family members, later Sunday evening having failed to make it back home after a day of fun.
His lifeless body was discovered by a resident early Monday morning.
In the second case, Cherry Hill resident Fimber Patrice popularly called “ Who Smell So” was discovered hanging from a tree close to the General Hospital on Tuesday morning.
Informer learned that when discovered, Patrice had a rope attached to his neck, but his feet were barely above the ground.
Hours after the discovery, one gentleman walked into our offices to give his version of what he perceived must have transpired. He began by saying “there is more in the matter besides the pestle.”
Choosing not to be named for obvious reasons, the gentleman said he doubts very much that Patrice, despite his chronic state of vagrancy would take such a course of action. He, therefore, called on the police to be diligent in their investigation, since in his thinking Patrice could well have been placed there after being killed, as a cover-up.