Exactly one month after the body of Marvin Anthony Augustin of Grand Riviere, Gros-Islet was discovered with 56 stab wounds, police are yet to arrest anyone, even though a Jamaican male has been fingered by the lawmen in connection with the gruesome homicide.
In the last update on the progress of the investigations (April 28), police told St. Lucia News Online that they are following several leads in the hunt for the person (s) responsible for the death of the 18-year-old, whose body was found on Trouya Beach on April 21.
The Public Relations Department of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) had told SNO the investigation was being aggressively pursued.
Police said they are looking for a Jamaican man who has been identified as a possible suspect. However, the police official told SNO that there are certain procedures that must be followed before a suspect’s identity is made public, explaining the reason why the man’s picture has not been released.
A post mortem concluded that Augustin died from hemorrhagic shock secondary to a stab wound.
Augustin’s lifeless body was discovered on April 21 at around 1:30 p.m, hours after he was reported missing. He was last seen alive on April 20 at about 6 p.m.
A source close to Augustin, who preferred to remain anonymous, told (SNO) the incident might have been a set up.
The source claimed Augustin went to meet another male on the beach, the same day he went missing. He allegedly met the person via Facebook.
Apparently, Augustin sent a photo of the person he was going to meet on the beach, to his best friend, the source said.