Elderly man found hanging from tree


October 20, 2017

The St James police have launched a probe into the death of an elderly man who was found hanging from a breadfruit tree on Tuesday with what appears to be chop wounds.

THE WEEKEND STAR understands that the deceased is 70-year-old Everton Hinds, a gas salesman of a Spring Mount address.

He was found hanging with a rope around his neck in the community.

Reports are that someone stumbled upon his body around 5 a.m. Tuesday and summoned the police.

Hinds was pronounced dead at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.

A senior policeman told THE WEEKEND STAR that there may have been foul play.

"The matter is still under investigation. It can be treated as a murder investigation because the chop wounds were visible," the cop told our news team.

The police are also asking anyone with information that can assist the investigation to come forward.

- A.W.

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