Police investigate sudden death of Soufriere man

The Commonwealth of Dominica police force is investigating a report of a sudden death which occurred in Soufriere in the early hours of the morning on April 6th.

Gerard Hector ,who was 71, reportedly met an untimely end when he sustained a head injury during a fall on his neighbours step at 3:30 am.

Lyndhurst Funeral Home personnel transported Hector’s body to the Roseau Health Centre where he was officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

The body was then secured at the Lyndhurst Funeral Parlour pending a post mortem examination.

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  1. Angel
    April 8, 2020

    Rest in peace Gerald . In spite of your situation, you were a good person.

  2. Rawls
    April 7, 2020

    Accept my heart felt condolences to the family of my Brother and friend ,words can’t express how I felt at this time.you are now in a better place,may you continue too rest in peace,God blessing too the family RIP Brother.

  3. April 7, 2020

    uuum..can someone please explain this to me..Lyndhurst Funeral Home personnel transported Hector to the Roseau Health Centre where he was officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor. lyndhurst pick up people who is sick/hurt now?

    ADMIN: The line has been changed to Hector’s body.

    • My money
      April 7, 2020

      Ikr unless.lynhurst was already on de spot.. :?:

    • Pipo
      April 7, 2020

      That may sound weird but as I understand it, although a person may be dead, not sowing any signs of life, apparently our laws require that he or she can only be officially declared dead by a qualified medical practitioner. Does not matter if the obviously dead person was collected by Lyndhurst or an ordinary pick up.

  4. April 7, 2020

    But how is that a sudden death? The man suffered a head injury, which might the reason for his death. An investigation would confirm what was the reason for his fall.

    A sudden death is when someone simply dies without any sign that this death would happen, the police investigation would be useless in that situation.

    • Pipo
      April 7, 2020

      Elisabeth, there is a difference between a sudden death and an unexplained death but the last one can be sudden also. If someone is shot dead that is a sudden death, same thing a man can have a fall in the street, hits his head on the curb and dies instantly. That is also a sudden death but the cause must be examined to make sure there was no underlying cause that contributed to his death or maybe he was shoved and that caused his fall.

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