The police have commenced investigations into a suspected arson/suicide in Belles involving a French national.
Police PRO, Acting Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste, said the incident occurred at around 11:oo am on Thursday, August 11, 2016.
He said police responded to information which resulted in the discovery of the lifeless body of Freddie Rivierre, 58, hanging by his neck from a wooden cross beam in the restaurant area of a business place called Liberty Jungle.
He stated that two fully contained cottages on the property were completely destroyed by fire.
Rivierre was transported to the St. Joseph Health Center where he was officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor.
A coroner’s inquest will be convened and investigations are ongoing.
Anyone with information which can assist the police in the investigations can contact the Criminal Investigations Department at telephone numbers 266-5164, 266-5165 and 266-5119, or Crime Stoppers Dominica at 1-800-8477.