Sunday 21 July, 2019

Williamsville man found dead in living room

An autopsy has been ordered to confirm what caused the death of a 54-year-old man who was found dead in the living room of his home.

The deceased has been identified as Keith Samlal, of New Street, Williamsville.

His body was found at about 3.10 pm Wednesday and was badly decomposed. 

According to a police report the body was viewed by a district medical officer who surmised Samlal may have been dead for two months, however this information is subject to confirmation pending the results of an autopsy.

Police were told that Samlal was unwell and had been suffering from various illnesses.

While foul play is not initially suspected, due to the state of decomposition, an autopsy was ordered to confirm the cause of death.

WPC Alleyne is continuing inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available.


Editor's note: This story has been amended to clarify that the body's state of decomposition is subject to confirmation pending the results of an autopsy.  

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