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Man allegedly commits suicide off Farrington Road

A man in his 50s allegedly committed suicide yesterday inside of his home on Haven Street, near Lightbourne Street off Farrington Road, according to police.

Police said they responded to reports around 3:45 p.m. that a man was lying unresponsive in his residence.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was called to the scene where police said he was pronounced dead.

Police said they are not ruling out foul play in the investigation.

Family members surrounded the apartment building sobbing as neighbors looked on.

But screams pierced the cul-de-sac as mortuary service workers removed the body from the home.

A few family members gathered to support the wife of the deceased who fell to her knees.

Relatives identified the deceased as Jean-Marc Louissant, 53.

His Brother, Eve Joseph, one of the few family members willing to speak at the time, said his brother was a great guy but he thought about too much, too often.

“He was the best through this area, I can tell you that,” Joseph told The Nassau Guardian.

“He [has] been living here almost, like, 30 years.

“He never had a problem with no Bahamians nor Haitians; nobody, no children, no adult.

“But he used to be stressed sometimes.

“He [must have] ran out today.”

Joseph said when he dropped his brother’s wife home, he questioned why his brother’s car was parked at the home if he was supposed to be at work. But he said he didn’t think about it too much because he didn’t want to be consumed by negative thoughts.

He said it wasn’t until a few hours later, he got a call that his brother had reportedly hanged himself.

Linda Nicolas, a close cousin to Louissant, said she felt horrible.

“Only him and God knows why,” Nicolas said.

“We lost a loved one.

“I lost a really, really good friend of mine.

“[When I got] sick, he was the first one ran to the hospital to see me.

“…Right now, I feel like I lost a father figure of mine.”

She claimed he was not well liked at work but he was a gentleman. She said he was someone you could rely on at any time.

She added, “We love him and we really did appreciate his appearance and existence on our lives.”

This incident pushes the number of suicides to four for the year, according to The Nassau Guardian’s records.

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Laurent started at The Nassau Guardian in May 2018 as a paginator. He transitioned to reporting in February 2019. Laurent has covered multiple crime stories. He is the author of “Yello”, which was published in February 2019.
Education: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) 3rd Year
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