News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Tues. April 18, 2023: The death of a US woman in St. Lucia is being investigated by local authorities after one person was arrested in connection with the case. The victim, identified as 62-year-old Carol Jean Alford, was found dead in her rental apartment in the town of Gros Islet on Thursday.
According to reports, Alford had been staying in St. Lucia for several weeks and had been planning to return to the US in a few days. Her body was discovered by a neighbor who had noticed that her apartment door was open.
Jazmine Chandler-Tabb, daughter Aniya and Natiya Joseph are seen in an undated file photo. (Courtesy Natiya Joseph)
Local police have not released any information about the cause of death, but have confirmed that one person has been arrested in connection with the case. The individual has not been identified, and it is unclear what charges they may face.
Alford’s death has shocked the local community and has raised concerns about the safety of tourists visiting the island. St. Lucia is a popular destination for travelers, known for its stunning beaches and lush rainforests. However, the island has also seen a rise in crime in recent years, including incidents of robbery and assault.
Alford’s death is a reminder of the importance of taking safety precautions when traveling, particularly in countries with high crime rates. Travelers are urged to research their destination, stay alert to their surroundings, and take steps to ensure their safety, such as avoiding isolated areas and not traveling alone at night.
The investigation into Alford’s death is ongoing, and local authorities have assured the public that they are taking the case very seriously. The incident has raised concerns about the safety of tourists in St. Lucia, and local officials have vowed to take steps to ensure the island remains a safe and welcoming destination for visitors from around the world.