With eight days remaining in the year, the homicide count in St. Vincent and the Grenadines now stands at 40, matching the record set in 2016.
Police have ruled a homicide the death of a man whose body was found in Lowmans Leeward on Thursday.
Police have identified the man as Burnet Bramble, 59, of Lowmans Leeward.
His body was found in bushes around 8:15 a.m. with what appeared to be injuries to the head.
A post mortem examination is expected to be carried out on the deceased to ascertain the exact cause of death.
Police are asking people with information that can assist with the investigation to telephone 1-784-457-1211 ext 4816; 1-784-456-1810; 1784-457-1211 ext 4832 or any police station in the country.
Alternatively, the information can be given to any police officer you are comfortable speaking with.
“All information received would be treated confidentially,” police said, adding that the investigation is continuing.
Bramble’s death is the second homicide in the West Kingstown community this month.
On Dec. 13, Jason Henry, of Lowmans Hill, was gunned down around 1 a.m. as he was making his way home from a shop in the community.