Family members of 63-year-old Torrence Eastmond are waiting anxiously on the results of an autopsy report, as they struggle to come to grips with the bizarre circumstances surrounding his untimely death.
Eastmond’s lifeless body was identified by his brother, Cameron Eastmond after being found floating nude and lifeless in the waters off St Andrew early Saturday morning. In a brief interview, the brother revealed that family members were both hurt and confused.
“As you would imagine, all of us are concerned and are wondering what could have happened and we don’t even know what to speculate…Right now we are just waiting on an autopsy and the police report as to what really could have been the case. As you would have heard, the body was found in a naked state,” he told Barbados TODAY.
Near Torrence’s now empty home at Robert’s Road, Haggatt Hall St. Michael, the shocking reality is still slowly setting in and many said they were still too shaken to discuss it.
However an elderly lady, who said she knew Eastmond, better known as Torrie for most of her life, reported that the community was heartbroken. She told Barbados TODAY that neighbors started to get concerned when Torrence did not come home on Friday night.
“The day before a neighbor said that he did not see Torrie and his light never turned on and they feared something was wrong.
“The entire thing was shocking,. When his brother came out here he told me he had some sad news for me. It was more than I could bear,” the elderly woman admitted.
Throughout the community, the deceased, a former salesman for the Massy Group, was remembered as a very quiet man, who would only raise his voice to discuss cricket.
“He never had a bad word to tell anybody and you would only hear him if he was arguing cricket and talking about who is the best cricketer,” she added.
Describing Eastmond as one who loved his neighbors, she recalled: “One day I had to sing at Sharon, I can’t walk by myself without help and I wanted to sing at a funeral… Torrie had just gotten home after a long day at work and he said to come and he took me up there without blinking. That was something that I really appreciated. He loved his neighbors and was always willing to help,” she added.
The deceased was also remembered as a man who loved to dance, especially at the popular weekly event, Q In the Community.
Eastmond leaves two children, three grandchildren and siblings to mourn.