The owner of an apartment which was being rented at Bonne Terre, Gros Islet, Friday morning summoned the police to investigate a foul smell emanating from the locked building, reports say.
According to reports from the community, the police discovered the body of Ian Simon inside the apartment.
Neighbours said the deceased, who lived alone, had not been seen for several days.
It is reported that he suffered from a medical condition.
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