A relative of Moses Clovis, 49, whose body was discovered on a beach in Vieux Fort on Sunday, has described the deceased as ‘troublesome’ but told the Times that his family did not expect that he would have died in the way that he did.
The relative, who spoke on condition of anonymity, disclosed that according to information received, Clovis was stoned to death by a group of youngsters after he ‘touched’ a young lady.
“That’s hearsay – I cannot confirm it,” she told the Times.
She could not say whether Clovis, who was also known as ‘The Mole’ was in the habit of ‘touching’ females.
The relative explained that the deceased has been plagued by mental illness for some time now and was on medication for his condition.
“Sometimes he would break down, walk up and down the street – it has been happening for years,” she said.
The relative said that Clovis was last seen on Sunday morning.
His body was discovered on Boriel Beach at around 11.55 am on Sunday.
Law enforcement officials have said that some youngsters between the ages of 12 and 17 were arrested in connection with the death of Clovis.
The group includes three females aged 14, 16 and 17 and two males aged 12 and 14, according to information obtained by the Times.
All are reported to be from Pierrot, Vieux Fort, where the deceased lived according to reports.
The death of Clovis has pushed to 26, the number of homicides so far for this year.