Police update on suspected suicide at Choiseul

Police were summoned to the scene of a suspected suicide at Morne Jacques, Choiseul, about 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Matthew Joseph, a seventy (70) year old resident of Morne Jacques, was found suspended by the neck from a tree, by family members. About 11:00 a.m. that day, he had been reported as missing by relatives. Joseph was conveyed to the St. Jude Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner.

A post mortem is scheduled for Monday, May 8, 2017.

The circumstances surrounding the death are currently under investigation.


  1. sharon terrell
    May 5, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Its hard for me to understand why wait at 70 years to kill your self.I have problems like oil hate water,but prayer willtake your demons away.I have no mercy for suicide.God give you life you end up giving it to Satan Lucifer the old dirty good for nothing your life.Well you’ll dont care because you’ll done say there is no God.But God and Satan is no friend (peace.

  2. Anonymous
    May 5, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Shut up! We all have our challenges. U don’t know exactly what he was going through. God alone knows. We are took quick to judge. What he did was wrong. God is not in favor with his action. Don’t judge unless you fall.

  3. Anonymous
    May 5, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Instead of your harsh language, you should do your part as Jesus said, go and reach out to people you know are in crisis. Teach them how to turn to God. Let them know he can change things for them he alone can bring joy and fulfillment. Whiles I pray for your soul.

    1. Anonymous
      May 7, 2017 at 4:22 pm


  4. Anonymous
    May 5, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Matthew 7:1-3 (King James version Bible) And Jesus said, “judge not that ye be not judged.

    What if it was a stated murder?

  5. Anonymous
    May 5, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Could be a staged murder

  6. Anonymous
    May 5, 2017 at 3:54 pm


  7. Anonymous
    May 8, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Life is to short some say too long and hard.. R. I. P. Jah love never die.

  8. Anonymous
    May 9, 2017 at 3:41 am

    He lost his job thru the nice program UWP has to go