T&T Murders

111 Murders in Trinidad & Tobago to date in 2015

Compared to 133 for the same date last year

Trinidad 110 Tobago 1

Sheldon Marcano

Murder #111: Male, 41 years old, shot to death.

Homeless man murdered
Thu 16 April 2015 - A tip was made to police Thursday morning directing them to the parking lot of the Santa Rosa Race Track in Carapo. They arrived around 11:30 AM to find 41-year-old Sheldon Marcano dead from gunshot wounds to the head and chest.

The homeless victim was lying on a bed mattress in a shed with three spent bullet casings found nearby the corpse.

Marcano, originally of Belmont, had been living inside the shed and doing odd jobs around the race track for the past five years. Police said he was not known to be involved in any criminal activity and they currently have no motive or suspect in the murder.

57-year-old Steve Gogan was beheaded nearby last September in the same parking lot.  (more)

Anthony Merrick Saroop

Murder #110: Male, 25 years old, shot to death.

Drug deal gone bad?
Tue 14 April 2015 - Tuesday around 11:00 PM, three men were walking down Agriculture Road in South Oropouche when they came upon another group of men.

An argument ensued and someone pulled out a gun and started shooting, hitting a young man multiple times about the body.

The remaining men then ran away.

Area residents heard the gunshots and went to investigate. They found the victim lying in the roadway dead.

Police were called and arrived soon. Nobody at the crime scene could identify the dead man.  (more)

Gerald Stone

Murder #109: Male, 55 years old, stabbed to death.

Bible-reading peacemaker murdered
Mon 13 April 2015 - An anonymous telephone call Monday night around 11:45 PM led police to the body of 55-year-old Gerald "Figaro" Stone in Carenage.

The Health Safety Officer, who worked at Piarco International Airport and hailed from Bonasse Village, Cedros, was dead from multiple stab wounds to the chest. Residents told police a gold Nissan Almera was seen speeding away from the vicinity moments before Stone's body was discovered and Carenege police were called.

Stone's personal possessions, wallet, and cash were found undisturbed on his person; so police have ruled out robbery as a motive.  (more)

Isaiah Jackie

Murder #108: Male, 25 years old, shot to death.

"Barbaric" murder in Arouca
Mon 13 April 2015 - Police were tipped off about a beating that was taking place at Jitman Drive, Five Rivers, Arouca, early Monday morning. When police arrived to investigate, they found a blood trail and were in the process of tracking it when they heard gunshots in the vicinity.

Around 1:00 AM Monday the blood trail led them to the naked body of 25-year-old Isaiah Jackie of Sunset Drive, Arouca. He was lying dead in a river bank, beaten brutally, and shot multiple times about the body.

Police recovered spent bullet casings and the District Medical Officer declared Jackie dead at the crime scene.  (more)

Renaldo Hill

Murder #107: Male, 15 years old, shot to death.

Teenager killed in Cocorite
Sat 11 April 2015 - Police believe retaliation for a shooting last Wednesday led to the murder of a 15-year-old boy Saturday evening.

Around 6:45 PM Saturday, Renaldo Hill, 15, of Upper Harding Place, Cocorite, was walking with friends at Waterhole, Cocorite, when a group of men approached. One of the men pulled out a pistol and shot Hill twice; once in the chest, and once in the head. The victim fell into a drain wounded, but still alive. The men then fled the crime scene on foot.

Residents called police and a bystander rushed Hill to the nearby Community Hospital of Seventh-day Adventists, where the teenager died while undergoing emergency treatment.

Initially, police claimed the murder was gang-related and was in retaliation for the shooting last Wednesday of Brandon Lutchman in Cocorite. Lutchman was shot five times by gunmen and is currently recovering from his wounds at hospital.  (more)

Sundar Rambissoon

Murder #106: Male, 42 years old, shot to death.

Murdered while watching tv
Thu 9 April 2015 - A construction worker was found dead Friday morning around 5:30 AM, lying on a couch in front of the television at his home in Hermitage Settlement #2, San Fernando.

42-year-old Sundar Rambissoon was shot twice in the head around 9:30 PM Thursday, while lying on the couch watching tv. His mother and sister were in their bedrooms at the time and both thought the gunshots were fireworks bursting in the neighborhood; a common occurrence in the area.

When Rambissoon's mother, Samdaye Kumar, 70, went downstairs early the next morning, she discovered her son dead and started screaming, waking up the rest of the household.

Police were called and arrived to begin their investigation.  (more)

Stephen Vialva

Murder #105: Male, 62 years old, beaten to death.

Charged: Michael Jones, 58, of La Horquetta

Fight leads to death
Wed 8 April 2015 - An early morning altercation between household members resulted in the death of a 62-year-old man at his Aldwyn Roberts Crescent, La Horquetta home.

Around 6:00 AM Wednesday, police arrived after calls from the victim's sister alerted them to a viscious fight between her brother and another man. Police found Stephen Stanley Vialva and a 58-year-old man, who lives at the same house, lying on the ground struggling with each other. The man held Vialva in a headlock.

Both men were bleeding about the head from wounds inflicted on each other during the fight. Vialva died from his wounds at the scene shortly after police arrived.  (more)

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