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Homicide officers are pursuing new leads in the quadruple murders which took place a week ago in a deserted road in New Grant.

A source, who requested anonymity, said the leads could be crucial in solving the murders which took place sometime between 1 am and 4 am on May 25.

Two Venezuelans- Guimar Jose Rausseo Marcano and Jose Serrano were shot dead along with Marcano’s boyfriend Aaron George and Darnell Mitchell, of Manzanilla.

Their bodies were found on either side of Daly Road, New Grant around 6.30 am by a gardener.

All of the victoms had gunshot wounds to the head and lower back. A team, led by Senior Supt Wayne Mohammed and lead investigator Insp Persad went on enquiries yesterday to interview a person who had crucial inform nation pertaining to the case.

Marcano, who has four children, left her home in Guiria, Venezuela to find a better life for her family.

She started a relationship with George who is married. George, described as a spiritual healer, had three addresses at Balmain Couva where he lived with his wife, another in Fyzabad and the third at Hope Road, Princes Town, which he shared with Marcano.

Mitchell was a contractor from Manzanilla.

Police said they were pursuing a theory that the four people were killed because of a drug deal that went sour.

A day after the bodies were found, police discovered the burnt ruins of a car which Marcanio rented abandoned at Corosan Road, George Village in Tableland.

Acting Deputy Commissioner McDonald Jacob, who is in charge of intelligence and investigations, has promised that the police will work assiduously to solve the quadruple murders.

ACP Odette Lewis, DCP Jacob, Senior Supt Wayne Mohammed, Supt Sean Dhillpaul, Sgt Anil Sankar are involved in the investigations.