Police are investigating the discovery of a charred body Thursday morning in the rubble of a house fire that occurred earlier this week at Talvern, Babonneau.
A senior law enforcement official told St Lucia Times that the deceased was identified as Steve Bernard, alias ‘Bico’, 51.
A relative said he was mentally challenged.
“He was not born like that but developed the condition when he became an adult,” the relative explained.
According to reports, an investigation was launched after neighbours complained of a foul smell in the area.
The body was discovered about 10.00 am beneath the rubble of the fire.
Bernard lived alone.