Dead body discovered in La Clery

A dead body was discovered in house at La Clery on Sunday.

The house was occupied by forty-eight year old Gregory Smith, neighbours told the Times.


(Gregory Smith)

They said Smith had not been seen since Friday.

One of Smith’s neighbours, Cecil Lionel, told the times  that on Sunday morning at about 7:30 after coming from work he went to the house and called.


(Cecil Lionel)

“I peeped through the window and saw a lot of flies. The place was smelling,” he disclosed.

He said he summoned  Smith’s family and the police.

According to Lionel, Smith’s dead body was found in the basement of the dwelling house.

“They found him almost naked,” he explained.

Smith was a Contractor who was taking care of the house for a friend who is overseas, Lionel said.

Elizabeth St Rose, the Aunt of the deceased, described Smith as a quiet individual who was never in trouble with anyone.

She said it was a shock to hear of his  sudden death.

“They say that he took a fall – he had concussion behind his head; I guess he bled to death,” St Rose disclosed.

Another Aunt was in tears on hearing news of the death.

“It was a shock. It was sad because last Sunday he was right there helping my cousin putting up blocks,” Rosaline St Rose told the Times.


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