Petrotrin finally gets body removed from oil tank

Petrotrin has finally been able to remove the body of the man who jumped into an oil tank to commit suicide on Saturday.

The authorities had spotted the body on Wednesday but a statement from the company says they were only able to remove the body today.

"Today, 2016 October 13, Petrotrin completed the recovery exercise at its Point Fortin Tank Farm Operations, with the retrieval of the body from within its storage tank.

The custody of the deceased has now been transferred to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and the immediate family members have been informed.

Update: Body of woman removed from scene; no identification as yet

Police have removed the body of a woman found in Bunsee Trace near Morne Diablo, Penal today.

Residents of the area have said that farmers heard a scream last week but that when police went to investigate, they found nothing.

Among those visiting the scene today was a relative of Ria Sookdeo who was abducted three weeks ago while dropping her children off to school.

She remains missing. There is as yet no identification of the body found today.

GML journalist Cindy Raghubar-Teekasingh gives an update

Police seek help in identifying bullet-riddled body found in Fyzabad

Police are asking members of the public for their assistance in identifying a man whose bullet-riddled body was discovered Tuesday evening in Fyzabad.

According to reports, the body was discovered around 3 pm near one of Petrotrin’s oil wells near Forest Reserve Road, Fyzabad.

The body appeared to be that of an East-Indian male in his 60s and had been shot at least twice.

A shotgun was also allegedly found next to the body of the deceased.

Body found in garbage bag in Freeport

A body has been found wrapped in a garbage bag in Freeport.

Around 6:30am a school bus driver heading to pick up students noticed a body wrapped in garbage bags along the Freeport Mission Road.

He notified police and PC Basdeo and Raymond responded. 

Police believe the victim was killed and the body dumped at the location in the early hours of this morning.

The body is that of an African male, in his 40s, slightly graying and clad in a red and green striped jersey and blue 3/4 cargo pants.

The body has been taken to the Forensics Sciences Centre.

Body of Couva woman found on Gran Couva precipice

Police are investigating the discovery of the body of a Couva woman on a precipice in Gran Couva.

The decomposing body of 34-year-old Lisa Matagoolam was discovered 4 pm on Thursday.

Matagoolam is from Dow Village, California.

She was a sales clerk at a clothing store in Chagaunas and a mother of a 13-year-old girl.

Matagoolam was last seen by her mother on Sunday afternoon in the company of her ex-fiance.

She was reported missing to the Couva Police Station.

Police have questioned her ex-fiance who said he had dropped her off in Chaguanas.

Human remains found in Bamboo Number 1

Police are trying to determine the identity of human remains found in a drain at Bamboo Number 1, Valsayn on Tuesday.

The body was so badly decomposed, police were unable to determine whether it was that of a man or a woman.

St Joseph police say they believe it washed down from another area during heavy rains.

However, police say they have not received any reports of missing persons in that district that could help their investigations.

They are asking anyone with information to come forward and assist with the investigation.

Another body washes up, this time at King's Wharf San Fernando

Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the body of a man that washed ashore at King's Wharf this morning. 

Around 6:30am they received an anonymous call that a body was seen floating North of Customs House.

The man was of East Indian decent, 5'8" in height, medium built, brown complexion and wearing a long black track pants with red stripes, a grey t-shirt, and a black slipper.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the homicide division at the San Fernando police station at 652-0495 or CID at 652-2564.