DEATH OF 82-YEAR-OLD RULED A HOMICIDE, PERSON OF INTEREST IN CUSTODY
Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 05, 2018 (RSCNPF): Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Valery Alexandrov, performed a post-mortem on the body of 82-year-old Iona Nicholas on Monday, June 04.
Dr. Alexandrov concluded that her death was as a result of mechanical asphyxia due to obstruction of the airway. The post-mortem is an important part of the protocol for investigations. Her death has now been ruled a homicide.
A person was taken into Police custody on June 04 and is assisting with investigations. That person is now considered a person of interest.
At about 9:15 p.m. on June 03, 2018, Nicholas was discovered dead in her home by one of her grandsons. Police investigations into the matter are ongoing.