Body found in Belmont

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 09:30

Police are currently at a suspected crime scene in Belmont where the body of a man was found on Monday morning.

The victim is yet to be identified.

According to police reports, at about 1 am residents of McKai Lands heard several loud noises.

They then saw a man running into the bushes just off the roadway.

At about 5 am upon checks residents found the body lying face down in the said area they saw the man run into.

Officers from the Port-of-Spain Division and the Homicide Bureau were called to the scene.

Police said the body bore several marks of violence, and a big stone was found nearby bloodstained. 

Preliminary results revealed that the victim may have been bludgeoned to death with the stone.

A vehicle was found abandoned with its engine still running a short distance away, parked along the Lady Young Road.

 - Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant