Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 or Email ALL news to:newsvino@outlook.com; ads call 1-284-440-6666

Bodies of Cottoy, Browne & Jefferson still to be released by state

December 6th, 2016 | Tags: autopsy Pathologist Postmortem Diane Drayton burial
The bodies of Dexter Cottoy aka ‘Deckie’, Calbert Browne aka ‘Buju’ and Estavan Jefferson (L-R) are reportedly still being held by the state. Photo: Facebook
It is unclear if the BVI Heath Services Authority has plans to hire a full time medical examiner for the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
It is unclear if the BVI Heath Services Authority has plans to hire a full time medical examiner for the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The bodies of Dexter Cottoy aka ‘Deckie’ and Calbert Browne aka ‘Buju’ who lost their lives in a tragic automobile accident on the sister island of Virgin Gorda on November 28, 2016 and the young man Estavan Jefferson, who was shot to death at the Stickett in Long Look, Tortola on November 17, 2016 are still being held by the state.

It is this news site’s understanding that while the families mourn the tragic loss of their loved ones, police and BVI Health Services Authority officials are still waiting to conduct investigations as to the cause of death.

It is standard procedure that an official autopsy must be carried out and that could include waiting for a medical examiner from overseas, according to police sources.

So far families are reportedly waiting for the bodies of their loved ones to be released so that a funeral home can prepare the remains for burial.

It is unclear if the BVI Heath Services Authority has plans to hire a full time medical examiner (pathologist) for the Virgin Islands.

Meanwhile, Police Information Officer Diane Drayton confirmed to Virgin Islands News Online that the bodies of the accident victims have not been released to the families “but the Coroner's Office makes the decision on postmortems.”

Ms Drayton said she was not in a position at the time to comment on whether the body of Jefferson has been released by the state.

13 Responses to “Bodies of Cottoy, Browne & Jefferson still to be released by state”

  • doc (06/12/2016, 18:42) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    May there souls rest in peace
  • Me (06/12/2016, 18:50) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sad!! Why can't BVIHSA hire a full time pathologist?
    • @ Me (06/12/2016, 19:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      what they really need is a medical investigator
    • Observer (07/12/2016, 13:24) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      1. Pathologist don't come cheap. They study for over 10 years and command very high salaries. Jamaica with a population of almost 3 million at the time of Bob Wolmers death (Pakistan cricket coach who died under mysterious circumstances during the cricket World Cup in the Caribbean) had only 2 pathologist for the whole country.

      2. BVI might not have need for a full time pathologist. Consider how many autopsies are done on a daily basis?. Why pay someone over $100k per year for them to sit on their hands until a case comes up ?
  • Enquiring Minds (07/12/2016, 00:33) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    So what is the position of the Redman from Grenada and the troublemaker who in everybody business. What positions do they hold.
    • staff (07/12/2016, 07:54) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      LOL! I wonder which department you work in - hahahahaha only a staff would make a comment like that. #Funny
  • chayenejade (07/12/2016, 04:20) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thank you to Superior Trading System for teaching me how to trade successfully and really make money. Why don’t you Google Superior Trading System and make money through them?

  • parent (07/12/2016, 04:35) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    More grief for families


Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.

Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.