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Local police have suspected foul play in the death of a Guyanese national who was vacationing here.

The discovery was made about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9th when officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station received a report from the establishment.

The lifeless body was found on a bed at the guesthouse. The man was transported to the Gros Islet Poly Clinic where he was pronounced dead. Officers were able to identify the man as 61-year-old Richard Gordon Proffit, a Guyanese national vacationing here in St. Lucia.

Proffit was last seen about 1:00 p.m. that same day in his room. A post mortem examination is scheduled for a later date.

Police has suspected no foul play but is conducting an investigation into this matter.
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