Police probe suspected suicide of hotel executive chef

September 14, 2023

The St James police have launched an investigation into the suspected suicide of 55-year-old Arturo Edwardo Avila Zarraga, a Mexican national who was on the island working with one of the major all-inclusive resorts in Rose Hall.

It is reported that Zarraga's body was found hanging with an electric cord around his neck tied to his closet in his apartment at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Thursday.

It is also reported that he left a note stating he was being treated like an animal. However, the police did not confirm that a note was found with his body.

The police say there was no sign of forced entry into the deceased's apartment or any signs of violence observed.

More details soon. 

- Janet Silvera

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