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The stabbing death of a man in Canouan Sunday night has brought the homicide count in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to 40 — level with 2016’s record-breaking figure.

Police say that a man who goes by the alias “Piper” died on the southern Grenadine island after a stabbing incident around 8:30 p.m. at Retreat Bay.

The man is said to be originally from the Edinboro/Ottley Hall area.

The killing in Canouan comes four days after Vermont resident Lament Wilson, 49, was shot and killed by unknown assailants as he and his brother set out on a hunting trip in Francois, a village in the agricultural district.

Wilson’s death brought the homicide count to 39.

It followed that of Carl Richards, a 60-year-old shoemaker, whose decomposing body was found on the ground level of his two-storey house in Stubbs with his hands bound on Nov. 19.

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One reply on “Stabbing death brings SVG’s homicide count to 40”

  1. I recently heard from a relative of the deceased that the shoemaker also had his throat cut. That may be a significant fact. What a cruel way to die!

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