St. John’s Antigua- A post mortem on former Police Constable Marlon Scotland revealed he died from a pulmonary thromboembolism, due to deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot in a vein).
The 35-year-old was pronounced dead shortly after he was rushed to Mount St John’s Medical Centre complaining of pain in an injured leg on June 22.
An independent pathologist conducted the autopsy, Thursday.
Scotland, who had 13 years service in the Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda, had an accident at home a week before his demise.
According to the dead man’s father, retired Inspector Jerome Scotland, Constable Scotland slipped and fell at his home in Potters about a week and a half before his death.
Relatives took him to the hospital, as he reportedly believed the leg was fractured.
“One doctor did an x-ray and found nothing. A second doctor performed another x-ray and saw a torn ligament. He had an operation and a half cast was put on and the area was stapled. The staples were removed and a full cast was then put on from the ankle to the leg,” the father said.
According to the relative, the constable, who last served at Bolans Police Station, was discharged but shortly afterwards began complaining of stiffness in the leg.
The deceased returned to the hospital but died at about 1:30 am on Friday June 22.
Apart from a father who served in the force, Constable Scotland’s brother is a Corporal of Police, Jerome Scotland Jr., presently attached to Government House.