Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a St. David’s resident whose body was fished out the waters off the Carenage, St George’s last week Sunday.
The man, said to be in his early fifties, has been identified as Dunbar Alexander, a frequenter of the town of St George with no fixed place of abode.
Alexander is believed to be originally from Beaton in St. David.
Members of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) were called to the scene after a guest of a nearby restaurant spotted the body floating just after 5.00 p.m.
According to a press release from RGPF, the body was recovered some 75 feet off the Carenage waters.
A post-mortem examination conducted on the body revealed that the cause of death is asphyxiation (lack of oxygen in the blood due to restricted respiration; suffocation).
In other news from the police, one man was placed on bail in the sum of $10,000.00 and another charged with stealing one .38 Beretta pistol along with twelve rounds of ammunition.
Glen Mapp, 41 years old, Electrician of Maran, St. John was arrested after a search of his home, late last week, resulted in the discovery of the revolver.
The suspect was charged with the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Mapp appeared before the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court on Monday and was granted bail in the sum of $10,000.00.
Mapp is due to reappear at the Gouyave Magistrate’s Court, on October 10.
Meanwhile, Rick Courtney, a 24 year old Construction worker of Tivoli St. Andrew was arrested and charged over the last weekend for stealing a .38 beretta pistol along with twelve rounds of ammunition.
Courtney made his Court appearance on Tuesday at the Grenville Magistrate’s Court.