Monday 18 February, 2019

Valencia murder pushes toll to 516

The murder toll now stands at 516, with the killing of a man in Valencia on Saturday night.

The victim has been identified as 33-year old Matthew Sanchez of Sangre Grande.

The man’s bullet riddled body was found off Plantation Road, Valencia.

According to reports, Sanchez hired a private vehicle to take him to Plantation Road.

After he was dropped off, he was seen walking near a house in the area.

Gunshots were heard and his body was then discovered lying in the grass.

A suspect is in custody aiding police with its investigations.

An autopsy is expected to be conducted at the Forensic Science Centre in James on Monday.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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