Retired St Ann dentist, Dr Noel Lloyd Dalrymple, was found dead at his home in the parish on Tuesday.
He is suspected to have drowned in the sea near the St Ann's Bay home.
Reports are that a helper employed by the popular dentist raised an alarm after she turned up for work about 11:00 a.m. and could not locate her employer, but discovered keys to the house hanging outside an entrance to the building.
A search was launched and Dr Dalrymple's body was subsequently found afloat in the sea near the home.
The St Ann's Bay police who are investigating, do not suspect foul play at this time.