Lawmen are yet to identify the badly decomposed body of a man which was pulled from the rocks behind the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex, along the Princess Alice Highway, late this evening.
However, they say they are treating the victim’s death as unnatural.
In a statement tonight, Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss said the body was clad in a long black pants and black shoes with no shirt.
However, due to its advanced state of decomposition police, he said police were unable to make a positive identification at this time.
Earlier Inniss had confirmed to Barbados TODAY that the gruesome discovery was made by a man who was fishing in the area.
“Police responded to a report which we received about 2:50 p.m. today . . ., a reported siting of a lifeless human body in the inner careenage, located somewhere between [the Barbados Helipad car park] and the outer perimetre of the fisheries [complex]. Police of course responded to the scene and they are carrying out initial investigations,” Inniss reported around 4:15 p.m.
However, it would take a total of five hours and the combined efforts of police and coast guard officers, as well as the services of a crane, before the body, which was apparently stuck between the huge rocks, could be freed and pulled ashore around 8 p.m.