August 19, 2014

Decomposing body found

A post mortem is expected to be done to determine what caused the death of Selwyn Black, a resident of Sharpes, Chateaubelair.{{more}}

The 70-year-old man was discovered at his home in a decomposed state on Sunday shortly after midday, by persons who had noticed a stench coming from the house for about three days.

Calbert Samuel, Black’s nephew, was one of the persons to view the decomposing body.

“Someone went up and smell the foul smell and saw the flies, and they came back and tell me my uncle is dead.

“I went up to the house with some other persons, but they didn’t come all the way.

“When I went inside, I saw my uncle there dead on his back,” Samuel said.

The 18-year-old said he stayed outside the house until the police arrived shortly after and removed the body.

Samuel said he was saddened that his uncle had passed away alone, and was not discovered sooner.

In 2006, Black made national newspapers when villagers allegedly discovered him in a compromising position with a donkey on Valentine’s Day. A “mock wedding” was held in the village to express disapproval of the incident.

Black was the father of three children, and in his earlier days worked as a cane cutter in Florida.