RCI St. Lucia
posted on September 01, 2015 18:30
Police investigations have opened into what has been registered as the 17th homicide for 2015.
On Sunday, August 30, 2015 about 5:00 a.m. officers from the Gros-Islet Police Station were dispatched to the Reduit Beach in Gros-Islet upon receiving certain information.
Upon arrival, the officers retrieved the body of a female near the Reduit Beach shoreline. The body, later identified as 52 year old, Sophia Delia Charles Didier of Reduit Gros-Islet was transported to the Victoria Hospital where she was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.
A post mortem examination conducted later that day on the body, revealed that she died as a result of asphyxiation (condition of being deprived of oxygen) secondary to drowning. The examination also revealed neck trauma and blunt trauma about the body.
One individual is in custody assisting police with investigations.