Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Alwin Franklyn, 53 years old Labourer of Dickson, Georgetown.

According to investigations, about 10:10 p.m. on 28.07.2021 police at the Georgetown Police Station were alerted to a chopping incident that occurred at Dickson. On arrival at the scene, the unresponsive body of Franklyn was with multiple chop wounds. The body was subsequently pronounced dead by the District Medical Officer.

A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted on the body to ascertain the exact cause of death.

Franklyn’s death marks the 21st murder and the 22nd homicide recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for 2021.

Investigations are ongoing.

The police are asking person(s) with information that can assist with this investigation, to contact the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Crimes at 1-784-456-1339 or the officer in charge of the Eastern Division at 1-784-458-6229 or any police station/officer that they are comfortable with. All information will be treated confidentially.