Two Sui­cides

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The alarm is be­ing raised again over the num­ber of sui­cides this year. On Wed­nes­day po­lice re­sponded to the ap­par­ent sui­cide of 20-year-old Barnard Mort­ley of May­nard Hill, Marc­hand, Castries. On that day at about 7:00 p.m. a fam­ily mem­ber dis­cov­ered Mort­ley sus­pended from his bed­room ceil­ing. He was trans­ported to Vic­to­ria Hos­pi­tal where he was pro­nounced dead.

On Tues­day evening law­men at­tached to the Marigot Po­lice Sta­tion re­ceived a re­port of a sus­pected sui­cide this time in La Croix, Main­got. Sixty-two year old Gabriel Rene was dis­cov­ered hang­ing, by his son and daugh­terin-law. The STAR has learnt that Rene left be­hind a note.

The is­land has wit­nessed a spate of sui­cides this year with the youngest be­ing a 15-year old fe­male.

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