Monday 28 September, 2020

Investigations ongoing into Paryag's death, even as he's laid to rest

Keone Paryag (L) and Danah Alleyne (R)

Keone Paryag (L) and Danah Alleyne (R)

The funeral service for Jean-Keone Paryag may have taken place Wednesday morning at the St Theresa’s Church in Woodbrook, but inquiries into his death are still ongoing.

Parallel investigations are being conducted by officers from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, as well as the Police Complaints Authority into the death of the 34-year-old man.

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Following Paryag’s funeral service, which was attended by his girlfriend, Danah Alleyne, and her father, Bishop Dave Alleyne, his body was cremated at the Long Circular Road Crematorium.

At the service, relatives and friends gave tributes, remembering Paryag’s life.

Father Gregory Augustine, who delivered the homily, asked mourners not to focus on their grief or the manner in which the 34-year-old died, but rather to remember how he lived.

“The story of Jean-Keone Paryag is a story of 34 years, of a young man who from his first hours was loved by his parents and friends, a young man who wanted the best and was given the best. He was a man of passion, a man with a vigour for life, a man with a vision,” Augustine said.

Paryag was fatally shot on the evening of October 18 during a confrontation with police in Chaguanas following a hostage situation involving his girlfriend Danah Alleyne.

An autopsy has confirmed that the 34-year-old died as a result of blood loss.

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