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UPDATE - Man found hanging identified as Luvan D. Francis aka 'Dust'

August 3rd, 2017 | Tags: suicide Luvan Francis Tortola Mayaba
Luvan Francis aka 'Dust' was found hanging at a shed near his home in Mayaba. Photo: Team of Reporters
The man is reportedly from the Mayaba area which is on the southern side of Tortola. Photo: Internet Source
The man is reportedly from the Mayaba area which is on the southern side of Tortola. Photo: Internet Source
MAYABA, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom can confirm that the young man who was found hanging in a shed near his home in Mayaba in the North Western side of Tortola last night August 2, 2017, is Luvan D. Francis aka 'Dust.'
Mr Francis, age 42, was well known for his friendliness and selling fruits, most often coconut water, on the beach at Cane Garden Bay.
Police have confirmed our accurate story last night, August 2, 2017, in a press statment which stated that they are investigating the death of a male whose body was found hanging in a shed near his home in Mayaba.
Francis was pronounced dead at the scene at around 9:15 PM last evening, August 2, 2017.

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A young man is reported to have committed suicide this evening August 2, 2017.

According to information reaching this news site, the man is said to be from  the area of Mayaba.

His correct name and circumstances surrounding the reason for him taking his life are unknown at this time.

This news site will bring its readers more details as they become available.

35 Responses to “UPDATE - Man found hanging identified as Luvan D. Francis aka 'Dust'”

  • Freedom! (02/08/2017, 23:06) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rip dust
  • REST IN PEACE (02/08/2017, 23:20) Like (5) Dislike (21) Reply
    economic pressure or love problem?
  • Belonger With A Broad Perspective (02/08/2017, 23:21) Like (77) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't know who the person is or why they did this but my heart goes out to the family. I pray that you find some kind of comfort to face this difficult situation. I don't wish suicide for anyone directly or indirectly. Friends and Family pay attention to your loved ones. People don't just die on the day of the suicide. It starts way before. Just pay attention and love them.
  • rip (02/08/2017, 23:44) Like (4) Dislike (26) Reply
    May your soul RIP. Wondering if you were facing some kinda problems or were you going to be the fourth suspect
    • @rip (03/08/2017, 12:21) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      he took his live it never will!
    • I tellin yo (03/08/2017, 12:21) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
      Too coincidental To not think someone is trying to hide the truth anyway possible. Even taking someone's life and making it look like he took his own...
  • Laughing out loud (02/08/2017, 23:48) Like (2) Dislike (63) Reply
    I just come on here for the cartoons. Lol
  • wow (03/08/2017, 00:07) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Condolences to kwayne teaka shashana luwayne dwayne keep strong
  • wize up (03/08/2017, 06:28) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    • life? (03/08/2017, 15:41) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      Why do you have to post a comment if you have nothing to say?
      • wize up (04/08/2017, 06:47) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        @ life: let me make this comment directly to you(GFY): I knew young blood before he was born: he goes out and work for his living so 4Q: LIFE( you have issues go get an analyse)
        • life? (06/08/2017, 08:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          More gibberish! You just have to trivialize everything. A young man lost his life and that's all you can say. Sometimes silence is golden, get a life man. And interestingly there appears to be 6 idiots like yourself.
  • Just saying (03/08/2017, 08:47) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    What a thing to tell the king
  • *Hmm (03/08/2017, 09:51) Like (35) Dislike (0) Reply
    Last conversation I had with Dust a few months ago I struggled to grasp some of what what he was talking about. We chatted a bit, I bought some coconuts from him even gave him a few extra dollars but it was very clear he wasn't of himself & hasn't been for a long time now. I would ever so often see him walking around on his own beat not troubling a soul just busy selling his coconuts & always wondered what was wrong, what went wrong over the years. Sad to see another schoolmate go :'(
  • Jenn Kahalau (03/08/2017, 11:01) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest easy Dust. Ya been my boy since 2010. Bless up.
  • VIlander (03/08/2017, 12:16) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lean on Me when you're not strong & I'll be your friend...I can't help you carry on any longer but you will be missed.
    We haven't had a chance to talk in recent times but he was a good dude. And yes's been a hard life for him guess he got tired of it. One of my oldest friendships from school days RIP brother Luvan aka "Dust"...condolences to the friends, family & loved ones
  • Pat boone (03/08/2017, 12:26) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow it sadden my heart to hear this. I have known this young man Dusty since in the 90's. Working at sky world with me and other places .always with condolences to the famaily.
    R.I.P Luvan aka dusty
  • Jack B (03/08/2017, 13:18) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dus. So sad. So much talent. Why?
  • the rock (03/08/2017, 13:24) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    He was a talented musician also, rest in peace my brother,!
  • 123 (03/08/2017, 14:28) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    rip DUST
  • nooooooooooooooo (03/08/2017, 16:52) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    he? mannnnn this man was always happy cheerful and sheared giving caring my god no man im sadden
  • rastafari (03/08/2017, 18:25) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    My boy Dust ...Not the news I every expected to hear at all.But Jah knows all and see's all.I will never judge you
    King ...You been a good friend to me from small..Thanks for some awesome summers my boy..
    Rest Easy Dust ..Jah time now.....
  • think (03/08/2017, 19:17) Like (2) Dislike (13) Reply
    That white woman kill he
  • Gumption.Official (03/08/2017, 19:57) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    He was also a wonder musician as well. Seen him jamming with Quito's back in the day also BIG music fest with OUT of the desert band.He was a good man.

    Human's who's reading this /in hard times talk to someone. In person/phone/social media. Everyone goes through their faze in life. We all have our own ways of dealing with it/not always the right choice, but we should be more supportive when needed to be to others.
  • vex (03/08/2017, 21:37) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    I going miss that coconut water mehson
  • gateman (03/08/2017, 23:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Since when tola man them start taking their own lives any way that do not sound like tola at all
    • wize up (04/08/2017, 16:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ gateman: pressure bust pipe and who feels it knows it.....jah alone will over stand
  • mary j (03/08/2017, 23:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very fine reporting by VINO. RIP young man
  • gate man (04/08/2017, 02:35) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I kn0w this man from.youth when people from tools start killing them self.stuff happens hard to believe
  • ital (04/08/2017, 16:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can't believe,he was a very respectful and warm person. Condolences to the family.. my heart is saddened.
  • A (04/08/2017, 18:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lawd me boy gone through . Jah vendicate this one . Youth don't trouble no body. My condolences to his family. Running and you running but you got to come back.
  • Welsah (04/08/2017, 21:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    i knew Dust from school , and throughout the years for some reason , that big smile never fooled me . I wanted to believe he was happy , but for some reason i knew he wasn't . Some persons cover their pain with the biggest splattered on smile they can give ,, but deep down ...
  • HeavyHeart (05/08/2017, 06:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Last time I seen Dust we giving him a ride. He telling us about how he used to play with Quito. But that he messes up and got kicked off the band. The man always smiling and wanting to chat, but I always seen a sadness in him, especially the last time. Seemed like he had a lot of regret about the past. So sad. Wishing I was wize up to his pain, could have spoken some words of encouragement. RIP Dust, you're in a better place now.

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