89-y-o Man Allegedly Commits Suicide by Setting Himself on Fire in Mandeville
An elderly man is suspected of taking his own life earlier this week after he reportedly set himself ablaze in the parish of Mandeville.
The deceased has been identified as Basil Coley from Perth Close in the parish.
Reports are that the elderly man who was suffering from depression; locked himself inside his house and set it on fire.
Persons close to the deceased provided information this his mental state had gotten worse, following a surgical procedure that he underwent recently.
According to updates provided by the Communication Unit of the Constabulary Force, (CCU), smoke was seen coming from Coley’s house at approximately 8:30 pm by residents.
The police and a team from the fire brigade were summoned. After the blaze was extinguished, the burnt remains of Coley was found and taken to the morgue.
The police are currently investigating.