Tobago Police are seeking the public’s help in solving the case regarding Tobago’s first murder victim of 2019, 19-year-old Dwarika Moses of Les Coteaux.
On January 16, Moses’ body was found, burnt beyond recognition, in the back seat of his car in Mason Hall, Tobago.
His vehicle was also torched.
There has been no arrest in connection with the murder.
Giving an update on the matter, newly-appointed Assistant Commissioner of Police, Vernon Roberts told Tobago Today, the investigation is ongoing.
“The police currently have several leads and they are doing the necessary investigations,” Roberts said.
ACP Roberts called on members of the public to come forward with any information they may have to assist the police in solving the crime. Meanwhile, Moses’ family held a memorial service for the murdered teen on October 10.
Tears flowed freely as the group stood at Moses’ graveside praying for justice and asking God for help to accept their loss.
Mother of the victim, Dericka Moses, told Guardian Media the family had to be at Moses’ graveside for his birthday.
“Today would have been his 20th birthday and we are keeping a memorial and birthday celebration,” she said.
She said she remains heartbroken and disappointed as the police are yet to arrest anyone for her son’s murder.
“We keep checking and checking and they haven’t found anything, so many other things have happened since then. Still, they can’t tell us anything. We are still trying to come to terms with what happened,” she said.
On the night of the murder, fire officers were called to Mason Hall Link Road where a vehicle was on fire. After the flames were extinguished, a body was found in the back seat of the vehicle.
Pathologist Dr Easlyn McDonald-Burris confirmed that Moses died as a result of gunshot wounds to the head.