POLICE UPDATE : Detainee dies in prison
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — The National Detectives are investigating the death of a detainee in the holding cells in Philipsburg. On July 22, at 9:30am, police received a notification from the personnel of the house of Detention, that during a routine check a detainee in a holding cell was not showing any signs of life.
The ambulance personnel were called and attempted to administer first aid to the detainee, however it became apparent that the man was unresponsive.
Subsequently, the attending doctor pronounced the man dead. The body was confiscated on orders of the prosecutor to aid in determining the cause of death.
KPSM extends condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — Police are investigating the death of a mental health patient found dead in the police cell on Thursday morning. The lifeless body was discovered during a routine morning check.
It is not yet clear what caused this death. However, a source close to the investigation told 721News says foul play and suicide are so far ruled out.
This is the 3rd Mental health patient who was found dead been in custody of the authorities. Two was found at the Mental Health facility in Cay Hill and now this one at the Police station in Philipsburg. The police NEVER send out a press released confirming these incident.
We are awaiting an official statement from the police spokesman about this ongoing investigation.