Elderly man found dead in Kingstown was stabbed
January 30, 2024
Elderly man found dead in Kingstown was stabbed

A 61-year-old man who was discovered leaning dead against a wall in Kingstown on January 21,2024 died as a result of stab wounds to his stomach and head, the police have said.

And, an investigation has been launched by the Major Crime Unit (MCU) of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) into the circumstances surrounding the death of Rudolph Pollard, an unemployed resident of Redemption Sharpes and Kingstown.

Pollard was discovered motionless on the side walk next to the Medical Stores Building Ministry of Health’s Medical Stores building located on Tyrell Street opposite O.T Car Park in Kingstown. The police said in a release that at about 8:30 a.m. they were alerted about the discovery and promptly visited and processed the scene.

The District Medical Officer who was also called, pronounced Pollard deceased.

The police said that according to preliminary investigations, at around 8:00 p.m on Thursday January 11, Pollard was attacked and stabbed in his stomach and head by an unknown man who demanded money from him. He reportedly did not seek medical attention for his injuries at the time of the incident, nor did he report the matter to the police.

Investigations revealed that Pollard had visited the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) on Monday January 15, sometime before midday where he was treated and subsequently admitted to the Male Surgical Ward. However, on the afternoon of Friday January, 19, he

reportedly discharged himself from the hospital.

A post-mortem conducted on the body revealed the cause of death to be as a result of “Stab injury to the chest – puncture to the left lung.”

The police say they are following several leads into Pollard’s death and are asking that anyone who has information that can help in the investigations to get in touch with them at: the Criminal Investigations Department/Major Crimes Unit at 1-784-457-1211 Ext. 4837, 4856, and 4876, or call 999/911.