July 20, 2012, St John’s Antigua – A post mortem on the body of police constable Marlon Scotland revealed that he died of a blood clot in one of his veins.
The 35-year-old was pronounced dead shortly after he was rushed to Mount St John’s Medical Centre a month ago complaining of pain in an injured leg.
Scotland, who had 13 years’ service in the Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda, fell while walking in the yard of his Potter’s home a week before his demise on June 22nd.
Relatives took him to the hospital as he reportedly believed the leg was fractured.
An x-ray exam revealed he had a torn ligament and minor surgery was done before the leg was put into a cast.
Relatives said following the operation, Constable Scotland complained of pain and stiffness in the leg but did not pursue further medical attention until the pain became overbearing.