By Latrishka Thomas
The body recently found at Devils Bridge, a major tourist destination in Antigua, has sparked police speculation of foul play.
On Sunday, police stationed at the Willikies Police Station were alerted to the scene where a male body was spotted at the edge of the water near the bridge.
Police PRO, Inspector Frankie Thomas, told OBSERVER media that the matter is being treated as a suspicious death, but investigators do not have the evidence yet to determine whether the victim was murdered.
Moreover, Thomas said the police will be awaiting an official autopsy report before making any further deductions as to the cause of death. However, he noted that nothing is being ruled out.
OBSERVER media has learned that it was a visitor from the United States who noticed the body while walking along the road leading to Indian Town.
The body was found around 11:00 a.m., dressed in black shorts and a black t-shirt with leopard print, a police source said.
The body had already begun decomposing and was partially on land, with seaweed covering a portion of the corpse.
Additionally, lawmen described the deceased as a dark-skinned male who appears to be between 20 to 30 years old.
The unidentified individual was pronounced dead on the spot around 2:49 pm by a medical doctor.
The police are asking anyone with information on this matter to contact the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913 or 462-3914.
This discovery is not the first time that such a strange occurrence is happening near the shores of the popular site. In fact, this body is the third at that location in nine years.
In 2010, Levi Lee was found dead, his body floating in the area with hands and feet bound. No one has ever been charged in that incident.
Four years later, the body of a man was found at Dian Bay, nearby Devils Bridge. To date, he has not been identified, nor has the cause of death been determined.