Man found dead in container was Colombian national
The man who was killed in Malabar last Friday has been identified as Colombian national Esteban Daniel Saldarriaga.
Police said Saldarriaga lived in an apartment at Mucurapo Road in St James.
He was identified on Tuesday at the Forensic Science Center.
An autopsy confirmed that Saldarriaga died as a result of one gunshot wound to his head.
The body was discovered shortly after 10:00 am on Friday along O’Meara Industrial Estate, Arima.
Police said residents of the area heard explosions and saw a man fleeing into a waiting car.
They notified police and a team of officers from the Arima Police Station, under the supervision of Snr Sup Paul and Sup John, responded.
Upon investigating, the officers found the body of a man near a container located off to the side of the roadway.
There was a bag over the man’s head.
More on this as it becomes available.