Sunday 5 July, 2020

Tobago homicide victim’s autopsy inconclusive

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The autopsy results on 64-year-old businessman Koongebeharry Jaisarie are inconclusive. 

Police were told that due to the state of decomposition, a definite cause of death could not be established. However, the matter is still being treated as a homicide. The autopsy was done yesterday at the Forensic Science Center in St James. 

Jaisarie’s body was discovered on Tuesday afternoon, buried near an incomplete structure off Old Milford Road, Lowlands, Tobago. 

Police said that it appeared as though someone had poured concrete over the body in an attempt to hide it. 

Jaisarie’s body was brought into Trinidad yesterday via the fast ferry. 

According to reports, around 6.30 pm, a party of officers attached to the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Divisional Task Force, and the Divisional CID led by W/Supt Martin, went to Old Milford Road, where they exhumed the body from a grave, approximately eight feet deep. 

The body was clad in dark coloured underwear and a multi-coloured striped t-shirt. 

A district medical officer visited the scene, viewed the body and ordered its removal. 

The scene was processed by crime scene officers. 

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