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Scavenger killed in dump

Published: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The body of a 28-year-old scavenger was found among the garbage at the Forres Park Landfill in Claxton Bay yesterday.

The victim was later identified as Vijay Ramjattan, of Samad Ali Trace, Claxton Bay.

Police said the body was found around 6 am. The victim’s throat appeared to have been sliced and there were other bruises on the body. According to police reports, Ramjattan’s body was discovered by another scavenger.

Police are still trying to ascertain the circumstances of his murder.

The body was viewed by a district medical officer who ordered its removal to the Forensic Science Centre in Port-of-Spain. Police will be viewing surveillance footage from nearby CCTV cameras to assist them with their investigations.

 

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