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Investigations are continuing into the death of a known street dweller in the Barataria area.

Up to press time details were still sketchy, however, Guardian Media understands that at about 10 am on Tuesday a proprietor opened his business place and noticed the street dweller named Junior Paria also known as Step Up, lying on the ground unresponsive and contacted the police.

It is suspected that Paria was stabbed and may have bled to death.

His body was removed from the scene and taken to the Forensic Science Centre in St James for an autopsy.