This press release is further to the release issued by the Chief of Police on 19 May 2015.
As part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Mr Mervyn Crowie, Police are today, Friday 3 July 2015, exhuming Mr Crowie’s body for forensic examination.
The family of Mr Crowie are aware and are being supported at this difficult time. A religious service has been held prior to the exhumation.
Detective Chief Inspector Pam Trevillion said:
“I urge any person who has information in relation to the death of Mr Crowie to come forward and contact us, in the strictest confidence.”
Notes to Editors
The press release issued by Chief of Police Trevor Botting on 19 May 2015 stated:
‘Just after 11pm on Saturday 22 April 2006 a man was found lying in the Run at the rear of the Standard Public House, Jamestown. The man, Mervyn Crowie, was subsequently declared deceased soon after 11.30pm that same evening.
An investigation into Mr Crowie’s death was carried out and it was concluded that his death was accidental.
Following a recent further examination of this case, the circumstances that led to the death of Mr Crowie are to be the subject of a further investigation.
The family of Mr Crowie are aware of these developments and are being supported and kept up-to-date by local Officers.
No further details will be released at this time but if any person has any information in relation to the death of Mr Crowie they are asked to contact the St Helena Police Service.’
Acting Chief of Police
3 July 2015