UPDATE: Suspected suicide in Grand Bay, body of 29-year-old found hanging from his roof

Lestron Henderson

The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (CDPF) has launched an investigation into an alleged suicide in the community of Grand Bay.

An earlier report by Dominica News Online (DNO) has since been confirmed by Assistant Superintendent of Police, George Theophille.

According to Theophile, the lifeless body of  29-year-old Lestron Henderson of Ravine Banane, Grand Bay, was found in his one-bedroom dwelling about 1:00 p.m on November 10, 2021.

At the time of the discovery, the deceased was hanging from the roof of his house with an electrical cord tied around his neck.

Theophille further reported that Henderson was pronounced dead on the scene by a medical practitioner and his body was later transported to a funeral home for safekeeping pending a post mortem.

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22 Comments

  1. November 15, 2021

    Where are we really heading? Is anyone responsible for our own problem?

  2. Try
    November 13, 2021

    Concerning the the “hanging” death of this man the headline says, “Suspected Suicide.” Has this been confirmed? Has the case been put to rest? Are the police officers looking for other possibilities other than suicide? My guess is no. I don’t think (in Dominica) that a person would be hung by someone else. But again, this was a poor young man for which a thorough investigation may not be “necessary.” I’m just saying, based on how things are done in corrupt Dominica. This is very sad indeed. He looked physically well and strong.

  3. Tour Guide
    November 12, 2021

    Vince Henderson do you know this young man that carries same last name as you? Vince Henderson, can you go to Ravine Banane, Grand Bay, without the help of a tour guide? You are a tourist in the community you want to represent.

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  4. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    November 11, 2021

    It’s amazing reading the comments, what amazed me is that, we are almost into the 22nd century, existing in a modern world of science and technology, yet in Dominica we have people who believe in “obeah.”
    A man is dead, from what appears to be an act of suicide. Living in a small village, if this man had suicide tendency someone may know that might be useful in a police investigation after an autopsy is conducted.
    Roosevelt and Vince Henderson does not have any obeah or voodoo power over anyone in Dominica; the problem is the name Labor Party and fear of Roosevelt.
    This is a opertunity to elect Handbag and prove to that corrupted crook Roosevelt Skerrit that he is not invincible nor a gift to Dominica by God.
    Roosevelt, Vince Henderson, and the rest of Roosevelt cabal is Dominica curse!

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    • DominicanBwoi
      November 14, 2021

      “we are almost into the 22nd century”. Lol, what? 79 years is “almost”? Since when? You think you’re still going to be alive in 79 years? It’s amazing reading the comments :lol:

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        November 15, 2021

        Your mind is so narrow and shallow you are not even capable of understanding a simple comment as I wrote.
        How many hours of kindergarten school did you attend?
        I see not much!
        What does it matter to you if I live for another hundred years?
        Think about you, and ways of preventing yourself from talking nonsense which makes no sense.
        If you want to be in ” ting” find something constructive; something important to talk about, perhaps by then you might be heard.
        Right now you are just a windage.
        Hahahahahahahahah!

  5. November 11, 2021

    Sad indeed. The youths to me are lacking support from their elders. Something need to change about that before another suicide takes place 🤦🏾‍♂️😢

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  6. Funmy
    November 11, 2021

    Parents PRAY for your children, Cor them with the blood of Jesus, Pray for them before they leave the hoes in the mornings…LORD watch over our children.

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  7. Asaka W
    November 11, 2021

    As the world faces the true need to address Mental Health issues, so to must Dominica. This is an area vastly neglected by many but so relevant in a time of great uncertainty. I hope that the village will work to heal together as this impacts many; not just the family. To the family of this young man, I wish you nothing but prayers of comfort and guidance in this trying time of need.

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  8. Workers of iniquity
    November 10, 2021

    The late Osborn Rivière, former colleague of Vince and Skerrit and former interim Prime Minister after the death of Pierro told us on his dying bed that as bad as Skerrit is, we are even lucky we didn’t get Vince Henderson who is far more evil than Skerrit. Well the two are now working on seizing power for life and nobody knows how much blood of our young men is covenanted with Satan for. Just imagine yesterday they nominated Vince Henderson to replace Ed Registe and less than a day later another young Henderson allegedly hanged himself. I don’t know about you but I see that as a blood sacrifice a blood payment to facilitate Skerrit and Vince .

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  9. god of mammon
    November 10, 2021

    When servants of Satan work for you and you owing them it doesn’t matter if they get paid by natural death, accidental death, murder or suicide. All those Diab concerned about is being paid with blood of young men. So if those Diab were contacted to put Ed Registe out of de Korbenet so Vince Henderson could come in all you dont know those Diab don’t want their blood payment as agreed upon? So yesterday Skerrit went to nominate Vince Henderson so those Diab said is the blood of a Henderson we want to make the Vince Henderson/ Roosevelt Skerrit evil 👿 plan to go through. Those two living with Diab, working with Diab and working for Diab. Is in cemetery them two sleeping for them are two Diab

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  10. Voo Doo
    November 10, 2021

    Dozens of idle young men are seen daily sitting along the streets of Dominica. It’s miracle that this isn’t happening daily. How these young people in Dominica survive is beyond me. There’s nothing to look forward to in Dominica, no hope for our young men. The country gets poorer when so many young men are dying. What about the little ones they may leave behind? That mother they were helping one way or another? It’s real chaos in Dominica. I mean real disaster. An evil force is among us and we have to start asking serious questions. Killing us little by little, soon we’ll all be wiped out and and foreigners will occupy our land. This man at the head don’t give a Shi…… The devil must go back from where he/they come from.

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  11. Buy Election
    November 10, 2021

    A 29 year old, from Grandbay, committed suicide, a Henderson, while Vince Henderson and Skerrit are busy buying Grandbayrians. That’s all I will say

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      November 12, 2021

      Yes, by election time the pain those who takes their bribes be it a few dollars which isn’t enough to feed them for a couple of days, or simple a drink of rum; in most cases the promise of something maybe a small wooden shack, or some nails a sheet of plywood and galvanized, their pain will subside for the moment.
      Hence they will vote for the puppet Henderson.
      By the time it is all over Grand Bay will be for gotten until the next election, by which time Roosevelt will add a few billion of dollars more into some hidden account in some foreign bank and indeed in foreign name.
      Vince Henderson will also become a multimillionaire, off the blood of the poor of the country.
      Be informed people, it is stupid continue voting for Roosevelt and his party, who are the benefactors of the nation wealth.
      How many years has Henderson lived in the United States where he lived and educated himself, while playing ambassador, how many investors has he attracted to Dominica: that’s what ambassador…

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  12. Bwa-Banday
    November 10, 2021

    This is by no means abandonment. This is most likely another sacrifice since Dr. Handbag got in the race. He is lucky he turned down the money because we doubt he would still be alive today.

    The devil wants more blood hence a male has to pay for it. Wake up Grand Bay, wake up! This is madness right in our back yard so don’t fall asleep my people. Let us invoke the fighting spirits of Bala, Congoree, Pierre, Sef and Ed and fight this evil among us. Why are people still wearing the red labour t-shirts knowing that is the color assigned to the undertaker this round? Oh Jahhhhh…..rise up rastas let us ask labour to peacefully leave our land. They have tainted it with evil and we ought to be maaaaaaaad! Labour and Vince must leave Grand Bay nowwwwwwwww! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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    • Colombo
      November 11, 2021

      You guys are really sick spouting so much political foolishness. This tragedy is not you’ll doting political games.Show some humility and decency. The young man is dead and at least show that you care, condolences is order to his bereaved family.

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      • Tc
        November 11, 2021

        Wow even someone’s death is politicized

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        • Ibo France
          November 13, 2021

          Politics affects everything in the country. The food you eat; the water you drink; the air you inhale; the type of job you do; your savings; your possessions; your children; I mean everything, no ommission.

          What is unhelpful and bad is the nasty, partisan politics. Why don’t you decry the politics of victimization, discrimination, ostracisation, intimidation, brutality, greed, selfishness, corruption, starvation, poverty, ignorance, darkness, brute force, division which is practised by Skerrit and his hatchetmen.

  13. Ibo France
    November 10, 2021

    Sincerest condolences to the family, friends and acquaintances of the dearly departed. It’s always emotionally devastating when a young person dies prematurely and unnaturally.

    Most of the recent cases of unnatural deaths are young men in the prime of their lives. Some intervention by the relevant authorities should be done to try to pinpoint the real reasons for this phenomenon. For someone, so young, to take his own life by hanging is a sure sign of despair and desperation. Intervention is a must if lives are to be saved.

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    • Garçon
      November 11, 2021

      I concur with you on this one, Ibo. The sense of hopelessness in the country in truly frightening. I believe strongly the actions of the leadership has a lot to do with it. The nepotism, the total isolation of individuals who do not openly support the regime among several other actions cause this hopelessness. Our youth don’t see a future in Dominica; sadly so.
      Steps need to be taken to change the direction of the nation. People think think are we going to lose an entire country so we can be placed in a free apartment? There is certainly more to life than being a beneficiary. You can earn so much that you can be independent.

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      • Ibo France
        November 11, 2021

        You are correct. The lack of leadership from those in power is adversely affecting the entire nation.

        An acute sense of hopelessness is gripping the country at this time. Dominicans have become a nation of dispossessed people. The young people are drowning their sorrows and fears in drug use and banditry. Political, social, economical, psychological, mental changes are urgently needed if Dominica is to make a U-turn.

  14. AA
    November 10, 2021

    Rest in peace son. Guess you felt abondoned and could not find a solution. Whatever it was, you are not there to tell anyone about it.

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