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UPDATE: Foul play ruled out in Belle Vue body discovery

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is treating the body found in Belle Vue yesterday May 29, 2016 as a sudden death. Photo: VINO/File
A body has been reportedly found in Belle Vue today May 29, 2016. Photo: Internet source
A body has been reportedly found in Belle Vue today May 29, 2016. Photo: Internet source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is treating the body found in Belle Vue yesterday May 29, 2016 as a sudden death.

This was confirmed by Police Information Officer Diane Drayton who said that there was nothing suspicious regarding the death.

According to reports reaching our newsroom yesterday, neighbours smelled a foul odour coming from the apartment and sought to investigate.

It was when a child climbed over the railing that the elderly man was reportedly discovered in his bed covered in flies.

“I can just say clearly that there is nothing suspicious. We are treating it as a sudden death,” she said.

Sources close to the investigation have confirmed that it is a 71 year old man who had some medical issues. The sources confirmed too that relatives of the man have flown into the territory and are in contact with law enforcement authorities.

See previous article published May 29, 2016

Body of elderly man found @ Belle Vue

Police have been summoned to a residence in Belle Vue on the main island of Tortola where this news site has learnt that a body of an elderly male was discovered today May 29, 2016.

Persons on the ground said that the body was being removed earlier this morning.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, neighbours smelled a foul odour coming from the apartment.

It is said that a child climbed over the railing and reportedly saw the elderly man in his bed covered in flies.

The man is said to have lived at the entrance to Butu Mountain. When contacted Police Information Officer Diane Drayton confirmed that Police were at the scene of a sudden death in Belle Vue. However she had no further details.

We will bring you updates to this story when they become available.

24 Responses to “UPDATE: Foul play ruled out in Belle Vue body discovery”

  • rattie (29/05/2016, 12:24) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh my
  • TurtheDove (29/05/2016, 12:27) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    this is sad hope there was no foul play
  • BVI Gone In (29/05/2016, 14:47) Like (61) Dislike (2) Reply
    This sort of news affects me greatly. What happen to our caring for each other? The news alluded to the fact that he was an elderly man, doesn't he have family, neighbors? Come on BVI we could do better than this. For a so called Christian society we have to live the Word not speak it only. This 'Cain' mentality 'Am I my brother's keeper' has to stop. Today for me tomorrow for you. Peace !
    • wize up (29/05/2016, 15:50) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ BVI gone in: most folk now busy making money; remember when you spoke to your neighbor every day(the village days gone)
      • Understand (29/05/2016, 18:47) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
        Those days are gone. Sometimes your own neighbor who lives a few feet away will look you straight in the face and don't say anything. One thing I have noticed after spending some time in Louisiana of all places you would think people is rude, you go out on the street or your neighbor see you, they always wave, say good morning, ask how you doing or do you need a ride somewhere.
  • christian (29/05/2016, 15:53) Like (1) Dislike (29) Reply
    why don't you BVI GONE IN give your heart to JESUS CHRIST and show us who you think is not living up to your standard how to live.Christian do not have too give account to earthly men GOD is our ultimate judge
  • Expat (29/05/2016, 16:36) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Gill (29/05/2016, 18:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    All you just like to talk ask questions first please
  • Genesis (29/05/2016, 20:21) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is the new world. Nobody cares if you live or die but God.
    • My My (02/06/2016, 07:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      yes new world . these ar he days when no one care about each others in them days when you wake up in the morning you say good morning neighbours everything ok yes mi child no adays they look straight in the eyes granny use to say if you don't have money manners carry you through the world but now a days is dollars carry you it is not good to live alone but if you don't have nobody what you going to do pray to the father above may his soul rest in peace
  • one eye (29/05/2016, 23:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope the matter was referred to the police
  • Yes I (30/05/2016, 06:51) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to the family
  • Smile (30/05/2016, 11:58) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
  • sorry (30/05/2016, 13:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    is that the Williams man?
  • God knows best (30/05/2016, 18:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is a death each and everyone of us owes. We need to look out for each other no matter what the circunstances.But we need to reminded too that we all tend to say that we come from a christian community and be reminded also that there is also churchianity and christianity.
  • yellow (30/05/2016, 23:54) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I have sympathy for the plight of his family
  • weed (31/05/2016, 12:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    so he died of natural causes?
  • Sigh (01/06/2016, 08:56) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Am i the only one concerned that someone sent a CHILD in to investigate first???
    • Hmm (02/06/2016, 15:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      maybe only the child could fit in the space that he/she went through.
  • god is good (02/06/2016, 15:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    In light of all this,condolences to his family, he had just given his heart to Christ and was baptized, he did not die a lost soul, thank you Jesus.

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