Police have confirmed reports circulating on social media about the discovery of a decomposed body at Praslin Beach Saturday night and have launched an investigation.
According to the social media reports, the deceased had missing limbs.
The body, which was lying face down, is reported to have been found by a party of men who went looking for crabs.
A senior law enforcement official told St Lucia Times that the body may have washed ashore during the passage of Hurricane Elsa.
There are no further details at this time.
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