Saturday 28 November, 2020

Unidentified man found dead, partially nude, in San Fernando

(Update Monday August 28, 2017: The body has been identified as Duane 'Popcorn' Taylor.)

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the body of a man which was discovered, wearing only his underwear, in San Fernando on Saturday. 

Up to 9:00 am Sunday the body was not identified and as such, the public’s assistance was being sought.

According to police reports, at about 2:30 pm on Saturday, residents of Blanche Fraser Street, San Fernando, reportedly heard gunshots in the area.

However, when officers responded to the report, they did not see anything amiss.

It was not until two hours later that police received another phone call, this time saying that the body of a man was seen lying face down in a drain.

When officers arrived, they found a man in a kneeling position with his face downwards in the drain. He was wearing only a pair of multi-coloured underwear.

A blood-stained stone was found nearby.

The man is slim built, brown in complexion and of mixed descent. Residents said he was not from the area.

The body has been ordered removed from the scene and is expected to be brought to the Forensic Science Center in St James.

Anyone with information which can lead to his identification can contact the police on 555, 999, or 800-TIPS.

More on this as it becomes available.  

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