The deceased, Philon Gordon.

A Police investigation has been launched into the murder of Philan Gordon, a 35-year-old resident of Barrouallie.

Approximately 11:30 a.m., Wednesday  March 1, 2017, police were informed that Gordon’s partly decomposed body was seen in the Johnson Mountains, Belle Isle. His body was recovered and the district doctor officially pronounced him dead.

A post mortem examination performed on the body on March 2 revealed that Gordon died as a result of exsanguination (severe loss of blood), from a shot gun injury to the chest.

Gordon was last seen on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

Gordon’s death has been recorded as the second homicide in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the year 2017.