Monday 26 October, 2020

Police await post mortems of multiple bodies discovered on weekend

Deputy Police Commissioner, Milton Desir

Deputy Police Commissioner, Milton Desir

Deputy Police Commissioner Milton Desir says law enforcement officials are awaiting the results of post mortem examinations conducted on several bodies discovered over the weekend to determine the next course of action.

On Friday, September 25, the body of Laurena Daniel of Ti Rocher, Castries was found floating off the cost of the Ciceron Beach.

Hours later, the lifeless body of Ciceron resident Vernand 'Kilibwie' Emmanuel was found a few hundred yards away.

On Sunday morning a badly decomposed body was found in a remote area of Babonneau.

Later that morning, the body of 76-year-old Edgar Delice was found at his Monchy residence.

"After the post mortem then we could determine what really happened and our investigations would take directives from that, especially those at Cul De Sac," Desir says.

As it relates to the decomposed body at Garrand, Babonneau, relatives of a missing man have been called in to provide DNA samples to determine the identity.

The veteran police officer spoke to reporters Tuesday during an unusual beat throughout the city.

Desir returned to the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force last week after proceeding on pre-retirement leave.

He returned to the position of deputy commissioner of police.

Desir confirmed that he will be serving for another two years in the RSLPF and it is unclear whether his designation will change within that period.

“I have gotten a letter indicating that Cabinet had approved my staying in the force for an additional two years,” Desir told reporters, who ambushed him during his patrol of the city.

Desir has been highly praised for his managment of the RSLPF during his eight-month stint as commissioner during which period Commissioner Severin Moncherry was on vacation leave.

“I think what may have attributed to this is as a result of my performance. You will not bring somebody who has not performed back into the force,” Desir said.

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