Trinidad: 2 Venezuelans Among 4 Shot Dead

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A Venezuelan woman has been identified as one of four bodies found yesterday morning in New Grant.

Housekeeper Guimar Jose Rausseo Marcano was shot dead along with her boyfriend Aaron George.

Jose Serrano, also believed to be a Venezuelan national, and Darnel Mitchell were also identified as the other victims.

Marcano lived at Hope Road, Princes Town, while George, 35, had several addresses including Hope Road, Balmain Gardens, Couva, and Fyzabad.

Mitchell, 35, was from Sadhu Road, Manzanilla.

Mitchell and Serrano were last seen in a vehicle on Sunday night.

A gardener found George’s body near a track in a lonely farming area at Daly Road, New Grant, off the Torrib Tabaquite Road around 6.30 a.m.

He contacted police who found the other bodies.

All were lying face down with wounds to their heads and backs.

Southern Division Senior Superintendent Wayne Mohammed said at the scene:

“We are exploring the possibility that the victims could have been shot elsewhere and dumped here.”

Acting Deputy Commissioner McDonald Jacob in charge of Intelligence and Investigations said it was believed the murders occurred overnight between 11 p.m. on Sunday and 1 a.m. yesterday.

“We have some leads…We are at the stage now where we have particular leads and we are looking forward to solving this crime…We are asking anyone with information that could assist us in solving this crime to come forward, say something so that we can deal with this scourge that is existing in Trinidad and Tobago.”

Also on the scene were Assistant Commissioner of Police Odette Lewis, Senior Superintendent Chandool and Superintendent Dhilpaul, all from the Homicide Division along with Superintendent Maharaj of Area East Southern Division.

Police had no motive for the murders yesterday.

Killed in neighbour’s yard

In an unrelated incident, Devon Rajaram was shot dead yesterday while standing in a yard.

Rajaram, who was also known as “Pressie”, of St John’s Village, Cipero Road, near San Fernando, was standing in a neighbour’s yard around 3.15 p.m. when the driver of a grey B-14 car stopped and came out of the vehicle.

He walked up to Rajaram, shot him in the stomach, returned to the car and drove away.

Rajaram was taken to hospital where he died.

Corporal Mohammed and Campbell visited the scene.

The murder toll stood at 188 for the year so far, up to last night. The comparative toll at the same time in 2019 was 199.