Thursday, January 18, 2018

‘Ice Cream’ beaten to death: cops seek ID

POLICE were up to last night seek­ing the public’s assistance in the positive identi­fi­­cation of a man believed to be in his 40s, who was found dead under a bridge along the East­ern Main Road in St Joseph yester­day mor­ning.

The man had a large, gaping wound to the side of his head, and police be­lieve he had been beaten and left to die.

Police said the dis­co­very was made at 11.30 a.m. while four boys were fishing in the St Joseph River and saw the body below the bridge.

Officers from the St Joseph Police Station then went to the scene where the body of the Indo-Tri­nidadian man was found. He was clad only in a pair of blue boxer shorts.

Police believe the man may have been a home­less person known to some residents as “Ice Cream”.

Anyone with infor­ma­tion about the victim is asked to contact the St Joseph Police Station at 662-2522.