August 11, 2014
A 25-year-old man was found hanging from a cord attached to a tree on Baldwin Avenue, off Farrington Road, on Saturday morning, police said.
Police believe the man committed suicide.
According to the crime report, police received a call around 2:30 a.m. of an apparent suicide.
When officers arrived, they met the lifeless body of the victim still hanging from the tree.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
In an interview with The Nassau Guardian, relatives identified the man as Kelvin Tomeko Strachan, a father of one.
His grandmother, Florence Rolle, said she was awoken around 5 a.m. Saturday and told about Strachan's death.
She said she was shocked by the incident.
"He loved his child," said Rolle, as she struggled to hold back tears.
"...It's so hard. I can't take it. I feel so bad inside. I do not know what to do."
Annalee Dames, Strachan's aunt, described him as a motivated and ambitious young man.
She said she spoke with him around 9 p.m. on Friday and he seemed to be doing well at the time.
Rolle added that Strachan had matured a lot in the last 10 months since the birth of his child.
She said when she last saw him on Friday he was happy.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death, police said.
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News date : 08/11/2014 Category : Nassau Guardian Stories