Police have officially identified a resident of Mero who was found dead at his home on Tuesday, as businessman Hugo Anthony Ronald Astaphan Jr.
According to Police Inspector Fixton Henderson, on Tuesday 28th November 2023 at about 11:30am Astaphan was found dead on his bed at his home at Cuba Road, Mero. He said the 52-year-old sustained an apparent gunshot wound.
He was examined and pronounced dead by a medical doctor at the scene.
His body is being kept at a funeral home pending an autopsy.
Henderson said the police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Astaphan, continues and on behalf of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force, extended condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
Dominica News Online (DNO) also expresses sincere condolences to the family and friends of Astaphan.
Astaphan was the former proprietor of Guiyave restaurant in Roseau which shut down in July, 2021.