Five persons are currently in police custody in connection with the stabbing death of a resident of Aupicon, Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia police have disclosed.
Police spokeswoman, Anne Joseph, told a press briefing Tuesday that the five were held over the discovery of the body of Titus Joseph, 45, on Saturday, October 19, 2019 about 6.00 am.
A post mortem examination indicated that the cause of death was loss of blood due to injury to the heart as a result of a stab wound to the chest, it was disclosed.
Police have made an appeal to members of the public who have information about the death to call the Vieux Fort police station at 4563905.
According to the latest statistics, Saint Lucia has so far recorded 40 homicides for the year.