Sunday 17 December, 2017

Tobago records 11th murder

The number of murders in Tobago has almost tripled within the space of one year. 

Just days after Rondell ‘Barry’ Campbell of Mason Hall, was brutally killed, yet another murder was recorded in Tobago.

This time the victim has been identified as 28-year-old barber, Rijkaard Ramos Carmona. 

This is the 11th murder in Tobago for the year.

In 2016, four murders were reported, according to statistics provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS). 

According to police reports, at about 1:45 am on Saturday, Carmona’s body was found in the front seat of a Mitsubishi Lancer motor vehicle along Windward Road, Mt St George.

A team of officers led by Snr Sup Joanne Archie visited the scene and found the vehicle along the roadway, which was said to be a short distance away from the Prime Minister’s residence.

The vehicle was still on and its headlights were still on.

Carmona, police said, lived in Mason Hall, Tobago.

However, he was originally from San Juan, Trinidad.

An autopsy is expected to take place this week.

More on this as it becomes available.