ST LUCIA has recorded its sixth homicide for this year and all in the month of April.
The gruesome discovery was made on Tuesday at about 1:30 p.m. when the lifeless body of 18 year old Marvin Anthony Augustin of Grand Riviere, Gros-Islet was discovered on the Trouya Beach, in Gros-Islet.
The teenager met his demise after his throat was slashed.
Reports indicate that police have set their sights on a foreigner who they believe is a person of interest in the case after Augustin’s belongings were found at his residence.
Reports also indicate that Augustin was set to meet with the foreigner with whom he had been conversing via social media.
It was said that the teenager had informed a friend of his planned whereabouts and warned the friend to give details of the meeting to family members should he go missing.
Earlier Tuesday at about 12:30 p.m. police received information from Anthony’s mother indicating that he was last seen the previous day at about 6:00 p.m.
Investigations into the matter are ongoing.