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Autopsy today on body found in Caura

An autopsy is expected to be conducted on the body of a man which was discovered in a drain at Royal Road, Caura on Monday.

Reports indicate that the police were escorted to a location in the vicinity of the poolside bar, there they observed the lifeless body of the deceased, lying in a drain on the western side of the roadway, bleeding from his mouth, nose and head. 

The deceased was clad in a grey T-shirt, with a blue three-quarter pants and an underwear off his body but near his feet. 

Autopsy confirms Carrera escapee died by drowning

An autopsy has found that Unil Phillip, 47, who escaped from the Carrera Island prison, on Wednesday 13th December, 2017, by jumping into the waters surrounding the island, died due to drowning.

Phillip’s body was found in waters off Point Fortin, in the Gulf of Paria, in the vicinity of Trinmar’s North Field Platform 14, on Monday 18th December, 2017, and brought ashore by the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard.

According to the autopsy report, the left arm of the deceased was found to have been severed after death occurred.

Early autopsy done: Schoolboy died of blunt force trauma to head

An autopsy has been performed on the body of schoolboy Jesse Beephan and has found that he died of blunt force trauma to the head.

The confirmation came from the police via a tweet on it's Twitter account.

It said: "Post-mortem performed on the body of schoolboy JESSE BEEPHAN show death caused by blunt force trauma to the head.He went missing Monday."

This could suggest that he was either hit on his head with an object or that he fell and hit his head.

The police tweet gave no further details.

However, police later issued a statement saying:

Autopsy finds 11-month-old baby girl dies from blunt force trauma to her head

Central police are investigating the death of an 11-month-old child after an autopsy result revealed that she died of blunt force trauma to her head.

According to police, a report was made via the telephone to the Central Division Crime Processing Unit by a doctor, indicating that on Tuesday 31st January, 2017, 11-month-old Jadaya Douglas was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Mount Hope Paediatric Ward, having been transferred from the Chaguanas health facility.

The child was said to have extensive brain damage.

Autopsy finds Shannon Banfield was smothered to death

Former Republic Bank employee Shannon Banfield was smothered to death, according to the findings of pathologist Dr Hughvon Des Vignes.

Contrary to prior information that a second autopsy was needed, reports reaching us indicate that Dr Des Vignes had in fact required more information on which to confirm his findings from Friday's autopsy.

We've been told that more crucial evidence was found at the crime scene today and that charges will be laid soon.

Second autopsy today to determine how Shannon Banfield died

A second autopsy will be performed on the body of Shannon Banfield today.

This comes after the results of an autopsy conducted on Friday came back inconclusive.

Forensic pathologist Dr Hughvon Des Vignes has since requested for more time to complete the procedure today.

Banfield's decaying body was found hidden behind some boxes in a storeroom on the third floor of IAM and company.

Two men were held for questioning, one has since been released.

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