Police say they have launched an investigation into the death of Emmanuel Shillingford – an adult male of St. Joseph who was found lying face down between two stones at the Macousherie River on Monday.
Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Kenth Mathew reported Tuesday that about 9:45 a.m Monday, a search party which was made up of family members and villagers found Shillingford’s lifeless body.
“He was found about a half mile to the east of the Macousherie public road. There were some abrasions on various parts of his body,” Mathew told DNO.
“Subsequently, about 2:45 pm a doctor at the PMH pronounced him dead. Family members indicated that on the morning of Monday January 16, 2012, Emmanuel went to his garden, located two miles beyond where his body was found and that no one had seen him till his body was found that morning,” Mathew reported.
According to the police, family members said that it was customary that Shillingford would remain on his holdings for three to four days “but on this occasion he had not returned within that time”.
Shillingford’s body is at the PMH mortuary pending a post mortem and coroner’s inquiry into his death.
Meanwhile the police have confirmed that a coroner’s inquiry is expected to be conducted into the death of hairdresser Judith Shillingford who died suddenly on the job.
“At 3 p.m on Friday January 20, 2012, 38 year old hair stylist and manicurist Judith Shillingford of Cornwall Street collapsed suddenly as she worked at her saloon at the Prevo Cinemall,” Police PRO Mathew said.
“She was swiftly taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital and at about 3:20 pm was pronounced dead by a doctor. Her body is secured at the morgue, pending a postmortem examination, the result of which will form part of a possible coroner’s inquiry,” Sergeant Mathew told DNO.