The body that was discovered in the Fat Hog’s Bay area of Tortola on Tuesday is believed to be that of Virgin Gorda resident, Franklyn Malone.
While police have released his identity, they said further confirmation is being sought.
“Forensic tests will be required to make a positive identification,” the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said in a media release Wednesday afternoon.
The body had washed up ashore just after midday on November 24, police said.
Images of the body sent to our news centre show that the deceased man was naked, bruised, and decomposing.
The RVIPF said they are investigating the cause of death.
Previously Published Article (November 24, 2020)
A body has been found in the Fat Hog’s Bay area of Tortola.
It was discovered in a state of decomposition on Tuesday, November 24, police told BVI News.
Neither the exact location where the body was found nor the gender of the deceased has been disclosed. But BVI News understands that the forensics unit of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is now processing the scene.
“There are no other details available at this time,” police told our news centre.
BVI News will provide more information as this breaking story develops.
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