|3 bodies found |
By ALEXANDER BRUZUAL and RALPH BANWARIE Thursday, February 13 2014
THE murder count for the year reached 66 following the discoveries of a headless corpse in Valencia, a body in a drain in Belmont and a decomposing body wrapped in plastic in San Juan.
Police said that up to late yesterday, the body of a man which was found in a drain in Belmont was unidentified. Police reported that at about 6 pm on Tuesday, residents of Maryland in Belmont heard several gunshots and notified police. A patrol unit was sent to the area but officers saw nothing out of the ordinary. They returned to the station.
Yesterday at about 9 am, residents walking along Belmont nean Cemetery Street when they saw the body of a man lying face up in a drain. Acting Senior Superintendent Michael Roban, Inspector Lawrence and others visited the scene.
Later, in an unrelated incident, police were called out to a building along Saddle Road San Juan yesterday afternoon, after residents detected a foul stench coming from the home of 59-year- old Edward Nyack.
At about 2 pm, a party of officers from the San Juan Police Station visited the scene. The officers, after calling out Nyack’s name and getting no answer, forced their way into the man’s house.
On entering the house, the officers found Nyack’s body wrapped in plastic from the head to his knees. Officers at the scene included Inspector Morgan, Sgt Aslim Hosein, Cpl Seecharan and WPC Cummings.
Up to late yesterday, the scene was still being processed by Crime Scene Investigators. While police sources said they could not say how or if taxi driver Nyack was murdered, the fact that his body was found wrapped up in plastic and his Nissan Laurel car missing, makes his death suspicious.
In the third incident, the nude, headless body of a man was found down a precipice off the Old Valencia Road near a quarry yesterday. Up to press time, the man’s head could not be located.
Police reported that at about 3 pm, officers received a phone call from an employee at the quarry informing officers that a body was seen down a precipice.
A party of officers led by Snr Supt Othniel Williams and including Ag Insp Ken Lutchman, Ag Sgt Keith “Castro” Leon, PCs Anwar Khan, Shivan Buchoon, Kerry Ramnarine, Kegan Ali, Sheldon Hosein, Larry Mc Queen and WPCs Giselle Skeete Pierre and Camille Francis, visited the scene.
The body was in an advanced stage of decomposition. Police believe the man was killed elsewhere and his body dumped down the precipice.
DMO Dr Prince ordered the body removed to the Forensic Science Centre in St James. Anyone who can assist police in identifying the body are asked to call 668-2444. Detective Cpl Samaroo is continuing with investigations.