A teenager who was found with his throat slashed Tuesday afternoon on the Trouya beach in Gros Islet, went missing after leaving to meet a young male he earlier met on Facebook, according to a source.
Relatives and Facebook friends have identified the deceased as 18-year-old Marvin Anthony Augustin of Grand Riviere, Gros Islet. His body was discovered at around 1:30 p.m. – hours after he went missing.
A source close to Augustin, who preferred to remain anonymous, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) “what is known so far”.
“I am really hurt by this…. Apparently he went to meet some guy that he met on Facebook yesterday (Monday) afternoon and told his best friend that if he doesn’t hear from him by 12 a.m. call his mom and tell her everything.
“No one had seen him since yesterday (Monday) or knew where he went. He said he was going to the beach, that’s it. Luckily he sent a picture of the guy he was going to meet to his best friend.
“This morning, someone who recognised the guy went to his apartment in Bois d’Orange and asked for the boy.
“He said he had to meet Anthony but Anthony never showed up, but the person who went to look for Anthony saw his phone case in the guy’s apartment and questioned him about what the case was doing there… Then the guy ran off into the bushes.”
The source believed the incident was a “set up”.
Acting Police Press Officer Zachary Hippolyte has confirmed the incident, but said “details are sketchy at this moment”.
Hippolyte said a press release will be given as soon as more information is available.