First Suicide For The Year Reported

St Lucia has recorded its first suicide for the new year.

Police say a 56 year old Bouton, Soufriere man who was found dead at his home, actually committed suicide.

Police found the body of Rufus Charles last Sunday and were then treating his as a sudden death.

However, the results of a post mortem examination conducted on the body on Tuesday , revealed a large quantity of a green substance in his throat and stomach.

The official cause of death has now been declared as “Ingestion of Toxic Substance”, Police said.

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