The community of Crab Hill, St. Lucy has been rocked by the death of one of their youngest, who apparently took his own life.
At around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, police responded to reports that the youngster, later identified as Tyrique Norville, 19, was found dead at home.
An air of gloom hovered over the rural community where Norville grew up and residents for the most part were extremely tight-lipped about the circumstances of his death.
“This is a sad day for the people of Crab Hill and his family taking it real bad,” said one resident.
When Barbados TODAY visited the unpainted two-storey walled house that Norville once called home, a male relative downstairs chanted the lyrics of the popular but mournful Popcaan song, Jah Knows.
“Bredda, me wish me coulda see you now. Me still have good advice fi give you now. People tell me say, ‘life goes on’, but me still miss you anyhow,” sang the grieving relative.
According to reports, Norville lived with his twin brother, mother, older brother and grandparents. Other family members are said to live nearby.
Upstairs, three teary-eyed young ladies greeted reporters but said the young man’s devastated relatives were in no position to speak. (KS)