Woman’s body found on Baie Nettle beach


MARIGOT--The dead body of a woman was found on a beach at Baie Nettle at 4:30pm Thursday, while a man was discovered a few metres away in a vegetative state, unconscious but alive, the Gendarmerie reported on Friday.

The man was taken immediately to hospital, where he is recovering.

Preliminary information obtained from the investigation undertaken by the Gendarmerie and Police aux Frontières (PAF) indicates the discovery of the two victims is linked to the arrival of a boat containing illegal immigrants earlier that morning.

No further information could be obtained from the Gendarmerie last night. A PAF spokesman said the release had been issued by the prosecutor on instruction not to give out any information until at least Monday.

Meanwhile, the Gendarmerie is appealing for any witnesses to come forward with information that could help the investigation. Persons should contact the Detective Department by calling the number “17” or (590) 52.30.10 or go in person to the Gendarmerie headquarters in La Savane.

Witnesses are guaranteed anonymity.

Source The Daily Herald