Foul play suspected in death of Charlestown man

The partially decomposed body of a 61-year-old man was discovered at his home on Monday morning and the police suspect foul play.

Berkley Montgomery Semple, of Lot 84 St Stephen Street, Charles-town, was discovered by his friend around 11:00 am after the man had gone to his home to check on him since he had not seen him for a few days, which was unusual since they would normally get together and have drinks, Donnett Semple, the dead man’s sister said.

Berkley Montgomery Semple in his younger days
Berkley Montgomery Semple in his younger days

She added that her brother’s body was discovered in his bed with his tongue protruding, his body swollen and a pool of dried blood around his body. The family is awaiting the post-mortem results to ascertain the cause of death.

 

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