Lifeless body of Caucasian man found in Trafalgar river

The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force is investigating the discovery of a lifeless decomposing body of a Caucasian man which was recovered from the river in Trafalgar in the area of the Trafalgar Hydroelectric Complex in the afternoon of Monday 4th November 2019.

That’s according to a report from Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Simon Edwards

Edwards said the body was transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH)/ Dominica-China Friendship Hospital, examined by a medical doctor and officially pronounced dead.

He said the body is now at the Lyndhurst Funeral Parlour.

He further stated that no report of a missing person in relation to the above discovery has been made and no one has yet identified the body.

Investigations are ongoing.

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  1. SMH
    November 12, 2019

    who said the man was white? zor pas feb

    ADMIN: That’s what the police report indicated.

  2. Child of Itassi
    November 12, 2019

    DNA samples, fingerprints and dental information should be the priority in identity search.

  3. I Must Admit
    November 11, 2019

    So why Dr. McIntyre perform a burial and funeral just like he told us he birdied the Russian woman? Maybe he is only license to bury women?

  4. Amarossa
    November 11, 2019

    DNO why not just use the word “corpse” instead of “lifeless body”?
    A thesaurus should be your writers’ best friend.
    You’re welcome.

    • Lawyer
      November 12, 2019

      The writer is considering the readers who might think a corpse is an animal. Good writing!! We all understand what a lifeless body is. LOL

      • Me
        November 12, 2019

        A corpse is by definition a lifeless (i.e. dead) body, with its equivalent ”cadaver” normally used for animals.

    • Jack Sparrow
      November 12, 2019

      If you read carefully, at the point where the body was found, it was reported to be lifeless, it is only when the body is examined by a doctor that it can be pronounced dead. At that point, it becomes a corpse.
      A person can be lifeless, with no readable pulse and still be alive.
      It is not good practice to pronounce a person dead until he has been examined by a doctor, although in this instance it’s reasonable to conclude that the person is dead given the decomposition and extensive injuries.

  5. Sylvester Cadette
    November 11, 2019

    This reminds me of a similar situation about 32 years ago.
    A Math teacher and colleague of the then St. Andrew’s High School (now North East Comprehensive Secondary) by the name of Paul Hemming of the UK went rock climbing in Trafalgar Area in the vicinity of the Falls.
    He may have slipped because his body was found in the plunge pool of the falls with head injuries and a few broken bones. This rocks are so slippery to even contemplate an attempt climbing – he was too fearless.
    It was a tragic loss to us staff because he was so integrated and like a brother. It was very traumatic for his family.

    I do not know what this scenario and circumstance is but I pray the family of this man find solace and God’s comfort.

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