No foul play in elderly Choiseul man’s death

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No foul play in elderly Choiseul man’s death
Matthew Joseph (inset) was found in the forested area of Morne Jacques.
Matthew Joseph (inset) was found in the forested area of Morne Jacques.
Matthew Joseph (inset) was found in the forested area of Morne Jacques.

The death of 70-year-old Morne Jacques resident Matthew Joseph has been ruled a suicide following the completion of a post mortem to determine the cause of death.

Police said Joseph was found hanging by the neck from a tree by relatives on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Police were summoned to the death scene in a forested area of Morne Jacques, Choiseul about 2 p.m. on that day. He had been reported missing by relatives about 11 a.m.

A post mortem examination done by Pathologist Dr. Wayne Felicien on Tuesday, May 9 revealed that Joseph died as a result of “asphyxia secondary to ligature strangulation”.

No foul play is suspected, police said.

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