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Grandfather Believes Gros Islet Teenager Was Murdered

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The relatives of a Gros Islet teenager who died last month have declared that there are too many unanswered questions regarding her passing.

Delena Durga lived at Beausejour, Gros Islet.

The young woman’s grandfather believes the teenager was a victim of murder.

On March 13, 2024, an autopsy concluded that Delena’s primary cause of death was Pulmonary Thromboembolism due to blood clots in the arteries and heart.

As a result, there was a lack of blood flow and oxygen to the 17-year-old’s heart.

A police investigation into her death on Monday, February 26, 2024, was ongoing.

In this regard, a family member disclosed that the police have sent samples overseas and are awaiting the results.

Delena’s grandfather, George Durga, flew to Saint Lucia from Guyana for the former Castries Comprehensive Secondary School (CCSS) student’s funeral.

George Durga

The funeral was on Wednesday.

The grandfather believes that someone killed Delena.

He told reporters that based on what he saw of his granddaughter’s body, death was the result of strangulation.

“This person who did this killing is on the loose,” George told reporters.

He said the teenager’s father found her dead in her room.

The teenager’s mother, Diane Durga, who also flew here from Guyana for the funeral, expressed dissatisfaction with the probe into Delena’s death.

Diane Durga
Diane Durga

She recalled speaking with her daughter one week before learning of the teenager’s death.

According to Diane, the youngster assured her that all was well at the time.

“So I figured everything was good and well with her here with her dad and the other children,” the mother told reporters.

The mother said the conclusion that Delana died of ‘natural causes’ due to a blood clot in the lungs made no sense.

“She was healthy and ready to take on the world,” Diane declared.

Individuals at the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School (CCSS), from which Delena graduated last year, described the deceased Guyana native as a ‘top-notch’ student who was ‘unassuming’.

They said Delena was polite, focused, pleasant, and disciplined, and she won the ‘Most Disciplined Student’ award in her graduating class.

And although reserved, they recalled that she was well-liked by others.

Those who knew her are still trying to come to grips with her sudden death.

(Story updated)

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Huh – I will keep the thoughts going through my head as I read this article to myself – all I can say is Huh. May the Lord comfort the family during this season of bereavement.

  2. How about interrogating her father ? And those at home? I will not say huh like the person above .the proof is in the pudding

  3. Did the daughter take the jab? I myself is my tumeric tea I trying cause I take it too. So be safe people. And some of u think I all fancy, don’t go and buy tumeric tablets, take the real thing if u all take the jab. This thing just like COVID can cause blood clots and later thrombosis

  4. I’ve read your statement sir but really, it doesn’t make much sense. The postmortem didn’t show any foul play. Anyway, condolences to the family.

  5. I came across her death announcement at random. I noticed her age and was wondering how she could have died. Most times there are risk factors that increase the risk of having blood clots, like travelling long haul flights, taking certain contraceptive piils etc. I am by no means associating the deceased with either of these but these are some known risk factors. I hope her family gets the closure that they need. Losing a loved one is hard so I can only imagine their pain.

  6. Was she kidnapped? If she was , I know the famous kidnapper lives in Gros Islet, so I am not surprise.

  7. According to Diane, the youngster assured her that all was well at the time.

    “So I figured everything was good and well with her here with her dad and the other children,” the mother told reporters.

    My take is that is this mother normal?

  8. My condolences to the family. May they find closure. It is very hard to accept the loss of a child. My two cents of she received a booster at any time recently, this may have lead to her demise.

    May her soul rest in peace

  9. The intent seems scandalous, cause if the police and doctor both cleared the results, why are they trying to frame people? And the news agency should respect the autopsy report instead of questioning the police and doctor’s investigations. While the situation is difficult, the mother and grandfather should stop the blame game…it is not helpful

  10. I had a friend who died due to a blood clot in his lungs. Months before his dead his health was deteriorating. If he walked a short distant he would get out of breath. He would usually collapse. It was later found that he had a clot in the lung. Strangely, there was no signs of illness before such death. Strangulation can cause a lack of blood flow to the lungs.

  11. Condoléances to the familles with heart felts,as for a beloved one.
    As time awaits no one,as it is written :
    Once to die, after, the ⚖️ jugement !
    Death describe as a seperation from God,(Ungodly)..dead alive or like dry walking trees !
    Death is the only one last thing,or death has shame or death stinks !!
    To grieve or fall asleep without hope !

    Living means : Righteous, a destination (destiny to meet our LORD and Savoir
    As it is written :
    Has anyone among the living has hope ? Jesus died and rose again so that we beleived that God will bring with Jesus Christ those who are fallen asleep in him..
    He died for our us so that wether we are awake or a sleep,we may (LIVE) together with him…

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