Shot dead, body in drain
By NALINEE SEELAL Thursday, July 5 2012
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CRIME SCENE: A crime scene investigator takes a photo of the body of Marvin Jordan in a drain in Laventille where he fell into after being shot numero...
A FYZABAD man who was staying at the Laventille home of his girlfriend at Kerr Trace, Eastern Quarry in Laventille, was snatched from the house by gunmen early yesterday morning and taken a short distance away where he was shot repeatedly and fell into a drain.
The body of Marvin Jordan, 29, of New City Avenue, Fyzabad was discovered by a passerby shortly after 6 am yesterday. Police reported that Jordan was shot in his head, chest, arms and legs. He was clad only in a boxer shorts.
Jordan began staying at the home of his girlfriend two weeks ago and was asleep at about 2 am yesterday when gunmen forced their way into the house and snatched him from the bed where he was sleeping with his girlfriend. The screaming woman pleaded with the gunmen to leave Jordan alone but they marched him out of the house.
Four hours later, a passerby found Jordanís body in a drain near the Success Laventille Composite School. The passerby contacted the police. When Newsday arrived at the scene, the area was cordoned off as crime scene officers processed the scene.
Several residents of Eastern Quarry said that they are fed up with the spate of killings and added that no one in authority seems to be able to deal specifically with murders in the Laventille, Beetham and Belmont areas.
The body was viewed by a District Medical Officer who ordered it removed to the Forensic Science Centre. Police believe Jordan may have been involved in certain activities and his prints were taken to have it matched with those on the policeís criminal records file at Police Administration Building in Port-of-Spain.
Jordanís slaying pushed the murder toll to 212 for the year. Jordan is the sixth person to be murdered in the past three days. Yesterday, officers of the Homicide Investigations Bureau told Newsday that they are bracing themselves for reprisal killings in the area and added that despite the presence of the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) they continue to face many challenges with respect to dealing specifically with murders. No arrests have been made in Jordanís murder.