Foul play ruled out in death of Gros Islet man

Foul play has been ruled out  as the cause of death in the case of  Gros Islet resident,  Maquid Annerville, 28, whose body was yesterday fished out of the sea in the town where he lived, family members have reported.

Relatives has expressed concern about lacerations to the side of Annerville’s face, leading them to suspect foul play.

But Tanisha Paul, the sister of the deceased, said the family was informed that the bruises on her brother’s face were connected to his drowning death.


(Tanisha Paul)

“The water pushing back and forth, the sand – so eventually it was just like peeling off because of the time he was in the water,” Paul told reporters.

She spoke after a Doctor conducted a post mortem examination on her brother’s body.

“He is the Doctor and we can’t go over it. That is what he said and we just go with that,” she declared.

Paul asserted that if indeed it was foul play, there is a God in heaven who will deal with the matter.

She revealed that no member of the family slept last night.


(Family members)

“From Gros Islet to Grande Riviere, nobody slept – so right now there we are just trying to do what we have to do,” Paul told reporters.

She described her deceased brother as having been a very ‘prayerful’ person which was why she found it hard to accept that he had died by drowning.

“My brother would pray morning noon and night – he always had his  bible. I think – I don’t know, maybe he slipped on something and fell in the water – his head maybe knocked. But the Doctor said nothing like that happened. There is no knock on his head, nothing like that,” Paul explained.

She said the post mortem examination found that her brother had no illness whatsoever.

Earlier, Paul had told reporters that her brother  had complained of seeing ‘things’ and said he was going to die.


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