UPDATE: Partly decomposed body discovered in La Plaine river

police investigatePolice have launched investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of an elderly man of La Plaine whose partly decomposed body was discovered in the Sari Sari River on Saturday.

According to reports from Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Acting Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste, the body was discovered at about 11:00 am and was identified as 85-yr-old Jno Baptist Valmond.

He said Valmond was last seen about 7:00 am on Wednesday 24th, August 2016.

Jno Baptiste stated further that Valmond was officially pronounced dead by a medical Doctor.

A coroner’s inquest will be convened.

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26 Comments

  1. Scar face
    August 29, 2016

    Valmont died where he spent most of his life at Sari sari river carving stones with a sledge hammer for a living. He was the best. You could ask for a load of stones on Monday and have it by weekend. He alone. Hard working man. RIP.

  2. August 28, 2016

    accept my sympathy …at least the family can get closing

  3. curiorcity
    August 28, 2016

    Kid on the BLOCK! Thank you for your advise, I will do just that: but, only two weeks ago ,you complaint about pollution in sari-sari river, only to discover that the pollution was a dead body. See what I mean

    • UDOHREADYET
      August 29, 2016

      wrong river!
      The pollution caused by the pigs is at the Taberi river…
      The body of the elderly man was found near the Sar Sari river.
      You don’t break stones in the river but on the side.
      Laplaine has 3 rivers. Taberi, Sari Sari & Larond Rivers, our water is so clean you can drink directly from them.

      • forreal
        August 29, 2016

        you can drink directly from them,,so all that talk about pollution is BS then??

  4. Condolences
    August 28, 2016

    To the people of Casse o Gowrie condolences go out to you at this time as you grieve together. To those who found him hearts off to you all.

  5. Annoyed
    August 28, 2016

    Everyday this day faithfully went for a bath at the river bit what I dint understand is why wasn’t the river the first place to be searched. As soon as the alarm was sounded the people of Casse o Gowrie went looking home to home I suppose and in bushes. At last he was found but already in a state of decomposition. I pray for strength to the griving ones and may they find a glimpse of hope when his laughter and old stories of his childhood comes back to mind.

  6. freedom till I die
    August 27, 2016

    What the french Parlrep doing??

    • Annoyed
      August 28, 2016

      @Freedom till I do what’s your stupid point about french Parlrep the former parlrep was an American citizen and La plaine voted him in for years. This is a death and in my opinion the famous disaster preparedness personnel should have left it for the police department. Was he and his team even part of the search? At times we need to pause and realise La Plaine is ours to build and not the USA. We sit at our computers or phones and just write rubbish. What does a sad situation like that have to do with any parl rep. Think better than that. Is your heart that bitter? Careful you die and go to he’ll with bitterness especially if the person has not wronged you.

    • Response
      August 28, 2016

      @ freedom till i die…. what does the parl rep have to do with this? are you that stupid? the former parl rep what was his nationality. stop bring politics into death. its a sad moment for the community. you are ridiculous and bitter

    • UDOHREADYET
      August 29, 2016

      what does the death of an 85 year old man, which is by natural causes have to do with the Parl Rep?
      its not a crime scene.

  7. Zion Man
    August 27, 2016

    How can the man’s name be released? Does his family already know? Did the police give an official statement? Protocol needs to be admonished in this situation.

  8. RSI
    August 27, 2016

    I cant understand, La plaine again. People don’t look out for each other no more.

    • UDOHREADYET
      August 29, 2016

      what you saying not making sense.
      what does death by natural causes have to do with anything?
      The man spend most of his life by the river, he was 85 years old… he died naturally… He didn’t get a chance to call the police to tell them where he is before he died

  9. Sad
    August 27, 2016

    Already in a state of decomposition? No one missed him? We can do better by our elderly folks.

    • Laplaine
      August 27, 2016

      Who said nobody missed him?They missed him that’s why they went out looking for him

    • Laplaine
      August 27, 2016

      Who said they didn’t miss him? They missed him that’s why they went looking. Smh

    • thoughtful
      August 27, 2016

      You have to know the circumstances before you accuse. He was someone who was fed and taken care of by so many people of the community that everyone thought he was by someone else.

      • Annoyed
        August 28, 2016

        I strongly agree with you

    • hmmmmmm
      August 27, 2016

      Situation strange….. the old man lives with his son….for some reason was never reported missing

    • UDOHREADYET
      August 29, 2016

      in hot, humid weather bodies start to decompose the same day… especially by a river. That’s a natural thing.

  10. curiorcity
    August 27, 2016

    Laplaine again, you people dropping your standards, get hold of yourselves. You all can do better. What is this

    • Laplaine
      August 27, 2016

      ??

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      August 27, 2016

      Curiorcity,Why can’t you shut your clappers if you don’t have anything relevant to talk about.

    • A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
      August 27, 2016

      I guess he must have outlived all his loved ones. People it is very sad but it can happen to anyone if us. Let us not be too critical until we have all the facts.

      May his soul rest in peace.

    • hmmmmmm
      August 27, 2016

      Wat the heck are u talking about?

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