Government has pledged its support to the family of Vernie Julien, 82, who died in a fire in Roseau late last night.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said this afternoon he was shocked by the news and expressed sympathy to the Julien family.
Police said this morning they unearthed the torso of a “charred” human being in the building which housed Julien’s Jewelry store. The woman occupied the floor above the store, police reported.
Prime Minister Skerrit said he knew Vernie, affectionately known as Auntie Vernie, as a personal friend.
“Unfortunately Vernie lost her life in a most horrific manner,” he said. “We are really saddened by this.”
Skerrit has also sympathized with the Shillingford family who owns a building which was also affected by the fire. Everything on the top floor has been “consumed”, according to the fire department.