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Police Probe Suspected Drownings In Gros Islet, Laborie


On Sunday, November 19, 2023, about 5:55 a.m., Officers attached to the Police Marine Unit and the Gros-Islet Police Station launched an investigation into the suspected drowning of a male individual.

This incident occurred during a fishing expedition on a beach at Cap Estate, Gros Islet.

The suspected victim is identified as Mark Leonce, a forty-one (41)-year-old resident of Fond Assau, Babonneau, Castries.

The search for the body of Mark Leonce is still ongoing by the Police Marine Unit.

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is also investigating another case of a suspected drowning.

On Monday, November 20, 2023 about 11:10 a.m., Officers of the Laborie Police Station launched an investigation into a suspected drowning at the Laborie Bay.

The lifeless body of a male individual was discovered by a fisherman floating in the Laborie Bay. The body was later recovered by the Police Marine Unit.

The victim has not been identified and is presently listed as a John Doe.

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force urges the general public to contact the Laborie Police Station at 456-3645, the Gros-Islet Police Station at 456-3830 and or the Crime Hotline at 555, to provide any information that can assist with these ongoing investigations.

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force

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  1. @Oh Really., guess you are the murderer. They said a drowning victim but you are hopeful that it is a homicide to put the lie to the PM smfh.
    Its your country that you wish bad

  2. @Vanguard, Please Read again, the article speaks about two victims and states “suspected drowning”, and an autopsy has not been completed so you do not know what caused this incident. Also my point was based on the PM comment about “25 days without a homicide”. The ministers keep making these comments after such a short period of time, this is not a new trend in homicides.

    @Uh-huh, What does my comment have to do with Chas ? Stop kissing your party’s @$$.

  3. St Lucia times you can’t put comments questioning the narrative. Two people drowned. Same time. What a coincidence! U people in those news places lack brain cells and critical thinking skills. Most likely both murdered and dumped to make it look like a drowning. These fellas know that police don’t investigate in those islands and they can get away with those things. Likely not a Lucians this time


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