Sources close to the family of deceased former prison officer, Oswald Downes, have said that he may have suspected trouble at this morning’s J’ouvert activity in Vieux Fort where he was brutally hacked to death.
According to sources familiar with the situation, Downes is reported to have stayed clear of the actual activity and stayed on the periphery, apparently being aware of an ongoing feud between young men from Belle Vue and Pierrot.
However, it is reported that four men attacked Downes during the activity, resulting in his death.
Family members are known to be concerned about the impact of his death on his mother, who reportedly suffers from a heart condition and wears a pacemaker.
According to informed sources, Downes was the apple of her eye.
Once source close to the family of the deceased told the Times that relatives are lost as to why Downes was targeted.
The deceased has two children in the United States, who just recently were in Saint Lucia vacationing with him.