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Ex-HDC director’s son shot dead
The murder toll is now 140 following the shooting death of Christopher Garcia and the discovery of a decomposed body in Caura yesterday. According to police reports, Garcia, 30, the son of former Housing Development Corporation (HDC) director Noel Garcia was shot dead during an argument. Police said around 1 pm yesterday Garcia was at the home of relatives at Wallerfield when he and a man got into an argument. He was shot several times. The 30-year-old Unity Gardens, Couva, resident died on the scene.
In the second incident, the decomposed body of a woman was found after police officers returned to an area in Tunapuna yesterday having been informed a body was seen in the area the day before. Police said around 5 pm on Tuesday officers from the Tunapuna Police Station received an anonymous report that a body had been seen down a precipice near the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) treatment plant, near three mango trees.
Officers, led by ASP Hussein and including Inspector Mark Maharaj, Sgt Ganga Singh and Sgt Garcia, visited the scene but did not locate the body and the search was called off around 11 pm. Around 9 am yesterday the officers returned and found the body, which was wrapped in a multi-coloured sheet which was then placed in a black plastic bag, about 150 feet down the precipice. The body was retrieved around 12.45 pm yesterday.
Police are appealing to anyone with information that might lead to the identity of the woman to contact the Homicide Bureau, Region 11, at 640 1738.