The scene where the man’s body was discovered hanging by a noose.

 

COLE BAY--Authorities have not ruled out foul play in a case where a man was found hanging by a noose around his neck on Monday.

  The lifeless body of a man identified as R.I. was discovered by a police patrol sent to the corner of Welfare and Wellington Roads in Cole Bay, behind the Robbie’s Lottery office.

  Police spokesperson Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson said in a police press release that the patrol on the scene had notified Emergency Dispatch about the matter, which “seemed to be an apparent suicide.” A medical doctor, paramedics, detectives and forensic investigators were sent to the scene. The doctor pronounced the victim dead as detectives spoke to potential witnesses and forensic investigators collected evidence.

  “It is unclear what exactly happened and why,” Henson said in the release. “The investigators, however, at this point in the investigation have not ruled out foul play.”

  The man’s body was confiscated for further investigation.