Homicide investigations are awaiting the conclusion of a post-mortem on the partially burnt body of an unidentified man before they take fingerprint samples in hope of identifying him.
A police report stated that around 8 am yesterday officers of the Fyzabad Police Station responded to a report of a body in a bushy area in Pepper Village. The officers went to an area near L&M Bar where they walked approximately 100 feet into bushes where T&TEC had run high tension wires. There, they found the body of a man of African descent in the early stages of decompositions.
The man wore a red t-shirt, a pair of black pants and had a kinky twist hairstyle. Police were checking their missing person database as they tried to identify the man, but was unsuccessful up to late yesterday. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fyzabad police at 677-7777, 555 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS.
Eight-year-old accidentally stabbed while playing with brother
An eight-year-old boy who was stabbed in the chest on Tuesday afternoon is recuperating at hospital.
A police report stated that officers of the Siparia Police Station were informed that the boy, who lives at Sennon Village, Siparia, was admitted to the Siparia District Health Facility with an object sticking out of his chest.
He was attended to by medical staff and transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital. Investigators went to the hospital where they met with a nurse who told them that the boy and his four-year-old brother were playing with a knife when he was accidentally stabbed. He was immediately taken for emergency treatment by his relatives. Investigators said he remained in a stable condition at the hospital yesterday.