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Woman allegedly commits suicide

  • Mortuary and crime scene personnel remove the body of a woman from her Devonshire Street home. AHVIA J. CAMPBELL

Guardian Staff Reporter

Published: May 08, 2013

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Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a woman in her 30s at a house on Devonshire Street in the Cable Beach area yesterday afternoon.

While her death has been classified as a sudden death, a well-placed source said police are treating it as a suicide after a family member found her lying dead on a bed.

Police did not confirm the woman’s identity up to press time.

Superintendent Leamond Deleveaux, officer in charge of the police force’s Western Division, said police were called to the home around 4 p.m.

He said police were in the early stages on their investigation and details relating to the incident were limited.

He was unable to confirm where the woman’s body was found or whether she had taken her own life.

He said more details would be provided as police continued their investigation, though foul play is not suspected.

When The Guardian arrived on scene several relatives and friends were seen going into the house.

Several residents, who gathered around the blue and white two-storey home said they were shocked to learn that a young woman had died in the quiet neighborhood.

Ricardo Godet, a resident of 22 years, offered his condolences to the family. He said he arrived home shortly after 4 p.m. and was surprised to see several police cars parked outside the house.

“I just saw the mother and father,” Godet said. “They are very prominent people.  The mother and father are extremely prominent people, but I don’t want to say who they are publicly.

“They are a real quiet kind of people. I am really sorry about what happened and my sympathies to the family. It is a sad situation.”

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