Partly decomposed body found in Layou Valley believed to be missing Campbell man

David Esprit

A partly decomposed body of a male individual found in Layou Valley today is believed to be that of a Campbell man who was reported as missing for nearly two weeks.

Police sources have confirmed the discovery with Dominica News Online (DNO). However, given the state of decomposition, they were unable to confirm the identity of the individual at the time.

Nevertheless, the body is suspected to be that of David Aires Esprit of Campbell who was reported as missing by his family on February 26, 2022.

According to information from the police, Esprit’s vehicle was found in a remote area in the heights of Layou Park in a precipice earlier this week.

The so far unidentified body was later found today, March 10, in a ditch about 10 feet off the Layou Valley public road.

Police sources also told DNO that certain items found on the vehicle were also found on the body of the deceased male as well the clothes which Esprit was last reported as wearing, which they say further strengthens their suspicion that it may be him.

DNO was also informed that given the state of decomposition, it is believed that the individual sustained severe injuries.

A full investigation has been launched.

DNO will continue to follow this story and report any new development as it becomes available.

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6 Comments

  1. March 11, 2022

    please question the animals who did this.. that would have been 6 individual in the village who went missing we very much sure these guys are the ones killed the others in the marijuana garden just to take there weed

  2. March 11, 2022

    I am is niece.and yes is him.just hope every body that take part i. Is killing paid hard.because he didnt do nothing to die so.

  3. Garçon
    March 11, 2022

    “DNO was also informed that given the state of decomposition, it is believed that the individual sustained severe injuries.” What does this mean? This makes absolutely no sense where these matters are concerned. Please teach our people right.

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  4. Jey Jey
    March 11, 2022

    The poor people of Campbell did very well growing that seed for over half a century. Sales were peaceful then. Now the white folks grow the very same seed and made it legal. Now it has become a Billion Dollar Industry. What’s good for the Goose now, wasn’t good for the Gander, then. Campbell people are nice people. Go find the killer.

  5. Toto
    March 11, 2022

    Very sad and very scary. Is this no six homicide in Dominica for the first two months of the year? This must be the next level then. I’m afraid now to walk the road alone. Obviously our leader is too because he have security detail 24/7 and high wall round his place. Why if people love him as much as he claims. Jesus did not have that, did he?

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  6. Ibo France
    March 11, 2022

    Deepest sympathy to the family of the deceased.

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