CASTRIES –– A post-mortem examination conducted on the body of 18-year-old Marvin Anthony Augustin of Grand Riviere, Gros-Islet, has revealed that he sustained 56 stabs wounds. The post-mortem concluded that Augustin died from haemorrhagic shock secondary to a stab wound.
Augustin was found with his throat slashed on Tuesday on Trouya Beach in Gros Islet, hours after he went missing.
His lifeless body was discovered at around 1:30 p.m.
A missing person’s report was filed with the police the same day his body was discovered on the beach.
Augustin was last seen on Monday, April 20, at about 6 p.m.
A source close to Augustin, who preferred to remain anonymous, told St Lucia News Online (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 online via Facebook.
Apparently Augustin sent a photo of the person he was going to meet on the beach to his best friend.
Police are currently looking for a Jamaican man who has been identified as a possible suspect.