A Vincentian man has become the second homicide victim in Antigua and Barbuda for 2018.
The lifeless body of a 51-year-old farmer Carlos Ollivierre was discovered in his vending stall early Thursday evening.
Ollivierre is a former resident of La Croix in St. Vincent.
When he failed to return home, family members visited the Jonas Road farm where his body was found lying face down in a pool of blood.
Police say that the body had multiple wounds to the upper back and forearm.
Detectives have theorised that Ollivierre was attacked from behind and after coming face-to-face with the attacker(s), may have used his hands to attempt to prevent further injuries to the body.
The deceased had reportedly shelved his carpentry tools for farming. He grew and harvested coconuts and sold peeled sugarcane, coconuts and bananas to residents and tourists travelling daily on the All Saints public road.
While he was at that location, thieves had been reportedly plundering his produce, leaving him with little returns.
Ollivierre found it more convenient and rewarding operating from his farm alongside the busy All Saints public road.
Taxi operators often stopped for visitors to refresh themselves or sample the produce.
Ollivierre resided in Antigua for some 26 years and was the husband of Jessica Ollivierre for 24 years.
He fathered two adult children and has left a brother and nephew who are serving members in the Antigua and Barbuda Fire Service.
No arrests have been made and police are continuing their investigation.