Elderly J’can believed to have committed suicide, texted daughter hours before saying ‘goodbye’

Mixed race man text messaging on cell phone

An elderly man who sent a strange text to his daughter late Wednesday (June 16) was found hanging from a tree with a piece of rope tied around his neck the following morning.

Dead is Leric Silvera, 60-year-old of Carescent, Jacks River, and Bonnie Gate in St Mary.

Reports are that at about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday (June 17) residents found Silvera hanging from a tree with a piece of rope tied around his neck.

Silvera allegedly texted his daughter earlier, telling her goodbye and stating that he intended to take his life. 

The Oracabessa Police are investigating the matter.