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UPDATE: Police identify Spy Glass Hill body as Garry Roy, 55

-man discovered dead in home after Police forced their way in; no foul play suspected
August 20th, 2014 | Tags: decomposed body found Spy Glass Hill identity
Police have identified a body found in a home today August 20, 2014 in Spy Glass Hill West End as 55 year old Garry Roy of the United States. Photo:
Sources have confirmed that a decomposed body was found in Spy Glass Hill, Tortola at approximately 4:15 pm today August 20, 2014. Photo: Internet source
Sources have confirmed that a decomposed body was found in Spy Glass Hill, Tortola at approximately 4:15 pm today August 20, 2014. Photo: Internet source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police have identified a body found in a home in Spy Glass Hill West End as 55 year old Garry Roy of the United States.

According to a press release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), officers today August 20, 2014 attended a West End address in response to a report of concern for the welfare of a resident.

“The caller reported a foul smell coming from the home of Garry Roy, 55. He had called at the property after Roy had failed to show up for work,” the Police release said.

“Police responded and forced their way into the home. There, they found the body of a Caucasian male motionless on the living room floor. The deceased was identified as Garry Roy and was later pronounced dead by Dr. Paula Trotman. He had apparently been dead for some time,” the Police said.

According to the release, the Coroner has been notified as have members of the family of the deceased in the USA.

“Police enquiries continue, although initial reports suggest that there are no suspicious circumstances involving the deceased, who lived alone,” the Police said.

See previous story published on August 20, 2014:

Decomposed Body found in Spy Glass Hill

SPY GLASS HILL, Tortola, VI – Sources have confirmed that a decomposed body was found in Spy Glass Hill, Tortola at approximately 4:15 pm today August 20, 2014.

Up to minutes ago the body had not yet been removed from its location as the authorities were on their way to investigate.

This news site has so far been unable to confirm any details such as identity, identifying marks, age of the deceased person or whether the body was that of a man or woman.

We will bring you further details as they become available.

32 Responses to “UPDATE: Police identify Spy Glass Hill body as Garry Roy, 55”

  • ccc (20/08/2014, 17:17) Like (0) Dislike (24) Reply
    Oh my poor bvi
  • Zaza (20/08/2014, 17:21) Like (3) Dislike (28) Reply
    This sounds fishy.......has anyone been reported missing?
  • missing (20/08/2014, 17:37) Like (3) Dislike (23) Reply
    Has anyone filed a missing persons' report recently? Authorities should start from there.
  • the real pat (20/08/2014, 17:51) Like (7) Dislike (60) Reply
    And deeds ndp moo moo say crime is down!
    • zoe (20/08/2014, 18:20) Like (0) Dislike (32) Reply
      They keep lying to us
    • Kingfish (20/08/2014, 18:34) Like (54) Dislike (0) Reply
      @the real pat:

      How do you know that is a crime, the person could have died from natural causes, stop playing the blame game and one more thing it is " these" not "deed".
    • Real (20/08/2014, 19:47) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      You see how ppl like u like thing, how do u know its a crime? did the report said that?
    • the real pat (20/08/2014, 22:18) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Is there a reason you continue to have an identity problem? Your language alone says the difference.
      get real and get original!!
    • reliable informant (21/08/2014, 09:06) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      you right and i last see one of dem in a secret meeting with daffy duck hiding his identity disguised as sponge bob,,,what are we gona do with these NDP ppl!!!,they must be stopped before they turn tortola into one giant gay hamster with their evil anti VIP ray gun!!!
    • Rez (21/08/2014, 09:19) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Stupid, what crime. The door had to be forced open and he was found on the floor. Who said a crime was committed? He could have died from anything medical or a heart attack. You stupid people always talking about a crime when you don't have the facts.
  • Dr.Giggles (20/08/2014, 18:00) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Eeek! That is scary and sad. Hope no foul play is involved.
  • JACK BE STILL (20/08/2014, 18:21) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    My prayers with the family
  • bush man (20/08/2014, 18:22) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Was there ever any word on the missing man from pock wood pond?
  • Look Out! (20/08/2014, 18:35) Like (2) Dislike (40) Reply

  • Boss (20/08/2014, 18:52) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply

    The real pat, dose the ndp knows u need new drawssss??????.stupid a....

    • the real pat (20/08/2014, 22:21) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
      this is exactly why people need to get their own identity and quit playing games. That was not my post above. I would like to think I am more educated and articulate than that. And it leads others to think I wrote that!
      no. Ask that person to get another identity.
      • dog (22/08/2014, 23:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I agree. everyone needs to own their opinion, not get used by someone else. Rest in Peace Garry. Will miss you around Nanny Cay and other places.
  • mary j (20/08/2014, 19:12) Like (4) Dislike (15) Reply
    Crime has destroy we bvi
  • Mike (20/08/2014, 19:26) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ Look Out..Clearly you had very little schooling. I bet you did not go beyond preschool.
  • DAM (20/08/2014, 19:59) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    people, did the news say how this person died??????you all should just shut u all god dam mouth and wait on the investigation to be done..You all make me sick, no wonder ayuh house so duty cause u all spend all your time online talking crap....
  • bay yute (21/08/2014, 04:44) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rip garry
  • Reach Out and Touch (21/08/2014, 07:35) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please...if you live alone or have relatives that live alone...please...agree on a time that you will make contact on a daily basis. It happens more often than you realize all around the world.

    Someone realizes that Mr. or Ms. So and So didn't attend church last Saturday/Sunday which is unlike them; the boss/co-worker called to say they have not reported to work in a few days and/or the neighbor reports a foul smell after not seeing that person for quite awhile....

    Check in with your loved ones on a daily basis regardless of age, especially if they live alone.
  • Karen (21/08/2014, 07:48) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
    rest in peace my dear friend. It was an honour and a lot of fun working with you and for you. You will be missed.

    Can someone please remove these insensitive ignorant comments from here so when the family read this, their feelings won't be hurt. I mean really a man lost his life and two of you fighting about who really is
  • JVD (21/08/2014, 08:19) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    may your soul rest in peace.Gray. job well done.
  • Former Teacher JVD (21/08/2014, 10:07) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very sad to learn that it is Garry. Knew him from my JVD days. Very nice person. My condolences to his family.
  • My God (21/08/2014, 10:45) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    These ppl. Lord have mercy on tola
    RIP gary it was a pleasure knowing you and working with you say the way you left us but god is good you will be miss.
  • md (21/08/2014, 19:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sad. It was a pleasure knowing you. Always very helpful RIP
  • vi (21/08/2014, 19:46) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rip Gary will miss you at the restaurant. You were always make everyone feel welcome.
  • FCA (22/08/2014, 10:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Men its touch what a live we live .good people don'tlive long take notes people. I don't no it Iwill work pig leg any more lord for give them
  • POPE (22/08/2014, 11:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This happens all over North America and Europe very sad.
  • Real Deal (22/08/2014, 18:56) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    If a body is decomposed how long should that person been alive before death? How long has he been missing from his job? This is just not the way we live in bvi vi whatever we want to call it. This is just not becoming of us not checking on each other not a matter of minding each other's business. Come on we are not doing well.
  • Hmmm (23/08/2014, 07:47) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    so where was all his so-called friends at the time of his death? seems to me like nobody never checked for this man.

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