Relatives of a 32 year old man who was found dead at the Laborie police station Saturday afternoon believe there’s something fishy about the incident.
They have identified the deceased as Shem Sinaise of Laborie.
A relative told St Lucia Times that the body had already been removed when family members were summoned.
The relative disclosed that Shem had been arrested on Thursday after a report was made to the police that he had stolen valuables from his brother after breaking into their mother’s house and had also fought with his sister.
“He almost killed her,” the relative recalled.
It was explained that the family was not informed that Shem was in custody until the following day, Friday.
The family member told St Lucia Times that according to information received by the relatives of the deceased, he had asked to use the washroom at the police station.
It was reported that after Shem did not exit the washroom, a check was made and he was found hanging.
“It happened after five yesterday,” the family member stated.
It was explained that relatives were informed after 6.00 pm.
The family member expressed the view that Shem did not commit suicide and that there’s more to the story.
The relative expressed the view that something fishy is going on, since the body was removed before family members arrived on the scene.
Law enforcement officials have confirmed that an investigation is underway into the death.
Police have not yet issued an official statement on the incident.