Monday 13 July, 2020

Chopped body discovered at burning house

The death of a 53-year-old man is currently engaging the attention of police.

The deceased has been identified as Patrick Ali from Upper Ragbir Street, St Augustine.

According to police reports, around 11am yesterday residents noticed smoke coming from a home located on a track off the hilly area, and notified the police and fire services.

When officials arrived, they were able to control the fire, however, they also found Ali’s partially burnt body on the ground.

There appeared to be chop wounds to his torso.

The area was cordoned off, and crime scene investigators visited the scene.

An autopsy is expected to take place today at the Forensic Science Center in St James to confirm the cause of death.

Police believe that the assailants in this incident may have attempted to burn the house down to try and destroy any evidence which would have linked back to them.

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