Even as police officers were grilling a suspect held in connection with their killings, relatives and friends of little Aniah Jaggernauth and her father Stefon McLeod were paying their last respects to them.
The father and daughter, who were placed in the same casket, were laid to rest following a funeral service at the Church of God Deliverance Centre at Maingot Road, Tunapuna, on Friday morning. They were buried at the nearby Tunapuna Public Cemetery.
Only on Thursday, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith had announced that the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) was offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who could divulge information which leads to the arrest of their killers. A suspect was detained hours afterward but it is not known whether officers were acting on information provided by someone to Crime Stoppers.
Jaggernauth, 2 and McLeod, 39, were killed in Tunapuna last Friday near their home at Fairley Street, Tunapuna. Police said the two were in McLeod’s vehicle when a gunman stopped in a car nearby got out and opened fire, hitting both of them. They were both taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope but died while undergoing surgery.