UPDATE: Missing Woodford Hill man found dead

Augustus Luke

Augustus Luke of Woodford Hill who went missing  about three weeks ago, has been found dead in the heights of Calibishie.

The police said that Luke’s body, which was in an advanced stage of decomposition, was found around noon on Wednesday.

The body was identified by his wife.

The body was taken to the Marigot Hospital and then transported to the Princess Margaret mortuary.

A coroner’s inquest will be convened to be followed by a post mortem examination to determine the cause of death.

Foul play is not suspected, the police said.

At the time of his disappearance, police reported that the 64-year-old Luke had left his home on Sunday August 12 at around 10:30 am for a bath at Woodford Hill Beach and had not returned.

Luke’s sister in law, Shirley Luke described him as an independent man who sometimes goes out for long periods of time. “I know he sometimes go out for a period of time but never that long,” she said. “Whenever he goes out, he always come back in time to let everyone know he is well.”

Unfortunately and to the chagrin of his grieving family, Luke did not make it back alive this time.

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30 Comments

  1. Jahmusician (Herb J)
    July 18, 2014

    I just got to know that LEROY is dead. It has been a while now but I only found out last night. I am shocked. I knew him and his family very well especially his brothers being involved in the music vibe like myself. May his soul rest in peace. Jah love and comfort goes out to his wonderful family.

  2. September 8, 2012

    rest in peace my cousin can never forget u and the rest of the family yr mom is smiling at u and waiting to welcome u home.

  3. K Luke
    September 6, 2012

    RIP family. I remember you from my little girl days in Belfast. May God console all those who love you.

  4. Dominicanpearl2
    September 6, 2012

    Very,very sad. I can’t believe it happened in DA. Thank God they found the body so the family can have closure. My deepest sympathies to the family.

  5. qts 2011
    September 6, 2012

    Gershy we dere for u ok… lean on us

  6. no name
    September 6, 2012

    My heart gos.e out the familey.s and friend.s god bless

  7. 4eyes
    September 6, 2012

    May his soul rest in peace!

  8. jojo
    September 6, 2012

    Mirium and family i wish you god’s strength in this time of grief. He alone knows. My prayers goes out to you all

  9. September 6, 2012

    from dust we came to dust we shall return. To the ones we’ve lost we now pray R.I.P sir

  10. just looking
    September 6, 2012

    R.I.P hope the family hold on strong

  11. AFAN
    September 6, 2012

    Would like to extend my sympathies to the Family, this is a sad occurrence. keep strong, jah guide

  12. Aye Dominique
    September 5, 2012

    Wow, pray that the wife and family take solace in knowing that he is resting peacefully and they will see him again.

  13. inquisitive
    September 5, 2012

    Very sad news,My condolances to the family he looks very familiar RIP.

  14. CUTIE - PIE
    September 5, 2012

    I’m Sorry about the family’s loss. I am thankful however that they have found his body so that he can be laid to rest and his family can have closure.

    When a family member gets lost and is never found there is usually constant grief since the family can have closure.

    So this family can at least have some closure.

  15. woodfordhill man
    September 5, 2012

    condolences to his fam he was a nice man rest in peas tus

  16. LadyB
    September 5, 2012

    Very sad. Condolences to his entire family and friends.

  17. Anonymous
    September 5, 2012

    goodbye brother luke

  18. james calme
    September 5, 2012

    we were hoping and praying for better news but the good Lord knows best. Deepest condolences to the family. RIP sir.

  19. T mama
    September 5, 2012

    ohhh this is sad…symapathy to all family members..

  20. dat u hear wii
    September 5, 2012

    Very sad

  21. Woodford hill girl
    September 5, 2012

    This person is not from Woodford hill,’I can assure you, but that’s so sad,condolences to the family

    • Observer
      September 6, 2012

      what is your problem?, is where he from really an issue?

  22. Dorival John
    September 5, 2012

    Wow, that’s rough. RIP sir…..hold strong family. My gosh, very sad.

  23. jade
    September 5, 2012

    My condolences go out to his family. May he R.I.P. He looks like someone from Mahaut with the same name. Is he from Mahaut but was living in Woodfordhill? May his family find solace through the grace of God.

    • ?????????????
      September 5, 2012

      Yes I think so as I learnt that the luke teacher man is his brother.

    • Justice over Peace
      September 6, 2012

      Yes he is from Mahaut, and was living in Woodfordhill. He was a very nice man and is married to my lovely Aunt. may his sould RIP.

      • jade
        September 6, 2012

        He was indeed a nice and very respectable man. I too am from Mahaut and also knew him as Tus. May God give his family the strength and courage to go through this trying time. So sad.

    • Patience
      September 6, 2012

      Yes he is from Mahaut. Moved to Woodford Hill quite a few years back.

  24. good girl
    September 5, 2012

    rest in peace tus

  25. concern mother
    September 5, 2012

    so sorry to hear that

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