A male suspect is currently in police custody as investigators probe a chopping incident at Desruisseaux on Thursday morning that left a 27 year old farmer dead.
Law enforcement officials have identified the deceased as Terry Tobiere.
And relatives of the victim told St Lucia Times that a 22 year old relative of the victim is the main suspect in his killing.
According to reports from the community, Terry Tobierre was washing clothing at a river near Spring Road when he was attacked.
He is reported to have died at the scene.
Residents of the area say the death of the young man has plunged his family into a new bout of mourning as Tobiere’s father and uncle passed away within the past year.
Headline photo: Terry Tobiere