UPDATE: Body fished out of sea at Canefield

The body has been identified as that of Vernice Nelson

A female body which was found outside the Rockaway Beach in Canefield on Saturday, has been identified as that of Vernice Nelson, 51, of Portsmouth.

Public Public Relations Officer, Inspector Simon Edwards, says investigations continue in this matter.

“The commonwealth of Dominica police force is investigating the discovery a lifeless body of a female, fished out of the Caribbean Sea on Saturday 5th of January 2019 at 10:50am about 3 quarters of a mile outside of Rockaway beach. The body was transported to the Princess Margret Hospital (PMH) where it was officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor and brought to the Lyndhurst Funeral Home. A post-mortem will be conducted.”

He said more details will be given as the information becomes available.

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  1. January 8, 2019

    Hello and good morning my people. First I must offer my condolences to the victim family. At this time we don’t know if she is a victim of a homocide until an autopsy is conducted but am very concerned as to what’s documented in this report. The article stated that the body was transported to PMH where the body was pronounced dead by a medical doctor . The body way then transported to Lyndhurst funeral home. My question is that we have a dead body which is being investigated as a suspicious death so why is the body transported to a private funeral home without an autopsy being perform by a government pathologist at PMH and viewed by the case detective. I have worked on many homocides and suspicious deaths and we never release the body to a funeral home before an autopsy is performed by a government medical examiner or a government pathologist.

  2. Firecracker
    January 8, 2019

    i would like to start by expressing my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased.

    As time progresses, my hope is that the story behind her unfortunate death will unfold. On the subject of murder and violence, the reality is that things are getting more difficult.
    1. Same pay yet everything has rised exorbitantly leads to anger and intolerance
    2. Drugs business seem to have a better outcome but the consequences are dangerous
    3. People of influence are taking advantage of the naive, poor and ignorant

    1.More money in pockets means better living
    2,More Job Diversity
    3.More respect for people

  3. Thinking
    January 7, 2019

    something is not right so nobody missed her then. No report. No questions ask. What a country . and with the latest story the woman who was abused could have been found bounded too. Mmmmm this is questionable. And we cant trust police admin neither the courts they not working in the peoples interest. So more crimes go on. My condolences.

  4. Nature island
    January 7, 2019

    That’s Just the US..
    Total number of violent crimes in the U.S. in 2017
    1.28 million
    Number of murders and non-negligent manslaughters in the U.S. in 2017
    The statistic shows the number of mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and November 19, 2018, by race and ethnicity of the shooter(s). Between 1982 and November 2018, 60 out of 107 mass shootings were initiated by White shooters. The Las Vegas strip massacre in 2017 had the highest number of victims between 1982 and 2018, with 58 people killed, and over 500 injured.

  5. Frank N Stein
    January 7, 2019

    Tanner wanted 15 sec of fame and eh got it, poor Tanner :cry:

  6. Shipahoy
    January 7, 2019

    So wait a minute no report was made of thus missing person then. Vernice nelson no one missed her at all. Mmmmm well well Lord help us

    • Shipahoy
      January 7, 2019

      Deepest Sympathy to the families and frienda

    • January 7, 2019

      The name is Verlice

  7. carltymas
    January 7, 2019

    Oh my. I sympathize with the family of the victim and hope that this case, especially who the victim may be, is solved as quickly as possible.

  8. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    January 6, 2019

    Tanner, you need to be very careful and chose your words, because it is not nice to be insulted by anyone, be sure you know the definition of a word prior to using it. The idea you suggest violence is our culture is offending to me personally!

    When a Dominican refers to his/her culture we are talking about the act of  developing  our intellectual and moral faculties by educating our individual self; and our people. In our culture we have enlightenment, and excellence of taste acquired by intellectual, and aesthetic training.

    Indeed there are crimes in Dominica,  due to the advent drugs; hard drugs which invaded our country in the 1970’s. I think I read where you claim to live somewhere in the United States. If you are resident of America you must be familiar with the city of Torrance California, a suburb sixteen miles North of Los Angeles. Last night there was a shooting in a Bowling Alley.

    Three dead, others wounded:

    Is that American Culture?

    • Malatete
      January 7, 2019

      According to the FBI the murder rate in the USA was 5.3 in 2017 and expected to be lower for 2018. In contrast the 2018 rate for Dominica appears to be closer to 20.0. Whereas in the USA such statisticus are publicly available an published in time, apparently such data appears to be in the domain of our chief of police.

    • God Helps Those who Helps Themselves
      January 7, 2019

      Wow! Excellent response. Could not have said it any better. Glad to see you refuting such a negative
      Statement about Dominica. Never thought I would see this on DNO!

  9. Ibo France
    January 5, 2019

    Sincerest sympathy to the family of the victim. This is just tough. The news has been rather depressing in very recent times. I hope that there will be palatable news for the rest of the year.

    • carltymas
      January 7, 2019

      I think that there are a lot of positive thing going on. It’s just that we chose to ignore them or add a negative twist to things. Plus positive news don’t sell as much as a negative story. Follow some of our local artists on Facebook, local organizations, the different minister’s facebooks, DominicaVibes as well. Our country is filled with beauty and positivity as well.

  10. mine
    January 5, 2019

    Wow! so sad. My heart goes to the family.

  11. enough is enough
    January 5, 2019

    dont worry !! the chief of police is ” Concerned ” so will know very soon what happen, and justice will be served !!!

    • Dan Tanner
      January 5, 2019

      Th problem is Dominica’s violent culture.

      • Son of Ra
        January 6, 2019

        @Dan Tanner, If you see Dominica’s culture as violent, then I advise you to go to Saudi Arabia, and then come back and speak of violence. The problem is not the culture my brother, the problem is that humanity has lost the once true way of living. Greed has poisoned men’s soul and barricaded the world with hate. All killings are usually based on? Money.. and the faces on the dollar bills are? The people that helped destroy this planet.

      • Man bites dogs
        January 6, 2019

        @ Dan Tanner, ” The problem is Dominica’s violence culture ” rubbish you must have been in mars or under some big rock all of your life. Dominica is one of the safest country in the Caribbean and the world, Shut up if you don’t know what you on about.

      • Nature island
        January 6, 2019

        Please.. STOP spreading untruths. Dominica is one of the MOST peaceful and least violent countries in the Caribbean and the world.

      • I vex man
        January 7, 2019

        Really you must be living behind some great wall is people like you that is destroy our country’s good name are you only reading dno news i suggest u start reading other articles maybe then or maybe not you will realise its not a CULTURE

      • God Helps Those who Helps Themselves
        January 7, 2019

        Sadly violence occurs all over the world not just in Dominica. Therefore, your statement that Dominica has a violent culture is clearly absurd. Perhaps you are referring to your own
        personal characteristics.

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