October 21, 2020

Trinidad police discover body of one-year-old in latrine


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Police said a 26-year-old relative claimed gunmen snatched Jacob Monroe from his home in Maracas Valley in St. Joseph and fled the scene.

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad CMC – Police are investigating a case in which the body of a one-year-old boy was found in a latrine, hours after a male relative told police that he had been abducted by three men on Wednesday (20), Universal Children’s Day

Police said that the 26-year-old relative, who remains under guard at a hospital, said the body had been kidnapped after three gunmen broke through his front door and demanded he hand over a gun they said he had.

Police said the man told them he informed the gunmen that he had no knowledge of any gun but they made him slit both his wrists and swallow a cup of pitch oil.

Police said the man claimed that the gunmen then snatched Jacob Monroe from his home in Maracas Valley in St. Joseph, east of here, and fled the scene.

police_line_400x235_143370582A search party later discovered the child’s body wrapped in a burgundy-coloured piece of cloth in an outside latrine, not far his home.

Police said they are treating the matter as a possible murder and not a kidnapping, and that the relative is being considered a prime suspect.

For more on this story to: http://www.caribbean360.com/index.php/news/trinidad_tobago_news/1085939.html?utm_source=Caribbean360+Newsletters&utm_campaign=358615cf88-Vol_8_Issue_201_News11_21_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_350247989a-358615cf88-39393477#ixzz2lK57VAFZ


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