The Bottom, Saba:--- Police and other emergency workers removed the body of a Windward Roads supervisor from Dancing Trail, Saba on Monday afternoon. Information reaching SMN News states that the victim hung himself and his body was found on Monday afternoon. Residents on Saba identified the victim as Albert van Leersum whom they said is Dutch national.
SMN News contacted the Janhendrik Boekaar from Windward Roads St. Maarten for confirmation on the suicide and he said that he will be traveling to Saba on Tuesday to gather information on the incident. Boekaar said he was notified by phone on Monday and he had no details as to why the victim took his life.
Caroline Pie, Communications Officer for the BES islands confirmed that a man hung himself on Monday afternoon. Pie said she could not release the name of the person since his family was not yet notified, the relatives of the victim she said lives in the Netherlands. The communications officer said the victim is of Dutch origin and had not so long ago move to Saba. She also confirmed that the body was taken to the hospital in Saba and an investigation into the circumstances of his death was being conducted.