Body found in Matura forest; police fear man might have been buried alive

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 20:00

The decomposing body of a man has been found buried in a forested area, wrapped in plastic.

He has been identified as 20-year-old Donald Pierre.

Police say a man from East Trinidad led a team of officers attached to the Homicide and Inter-Agency Bureas to a quarry in the dense forested area in Matura Village, where he pointed out to an area where a man's body was buried.

Late Monday evening, officers used a backhoe to dig into the loose quarry dirt and discovered the decomposing body.

Police suspect Pierre was actually buried alive which led him to have suffocated and died.

An autopsy will be conducted today.

Investigations are ongoing.