Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Princes Town murder victim identified as PH driver

The body of the man who was found dead in Princes Town on Wednesday morning has been identified as that of 24-year-old Shaquille Baptiste.

Baptiste, of Claude Street, La Romaine, was identified at the Forensic Science Centre in St James by his mother and brother.

Relatives told investigators that the 24-year-old worked as a ‘private hirer’ (PH) driver and would typically ply his trade with his Nissan B13 motor vehicle along the M1 Tasker Road.

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According to police reports, around 3:30a.m. on Wednesday, police received an anonymous tip that the body of a man was found in a drain along the M1 Tasker Road. 

He had injures to his head, back, chest, and arms.

A vehicle, said to be a Nissan B13, was found abandoned a short distance away.

There was said to be a dent on the right side of the driver’s door.

There was also debris on the road. 

 

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