Monday, January 22, 2018

Cops get phone records of murdered WASA contractor

Homicide detectives investigating the shooting death of Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) contractor Howard Lalloo were expected to receive Lalloo’s telephone records yesterday.

The police hope to find out who Lalloo was speaking with on the day of his killing.

Lalloo, 46, was found dead inside his Toyota Prado Land Cruiser along Milton Road, Couva, on Monday afternoon.

Relatives said he received a call that morning and left his La Romaine home to meet someone in Couva.

A trucker, who was driving along the narrow roadway, spotted Lalloo slumped over the steering wheel and contacted the police.

Police said documents found inside the vehicle indicated the van belonged to the La Romaine contractor. His relatives were contacted and Lalloo’s brother, Stephen, identified the body.

Lalloo, who was divorced four years ago, lived with his mother, Shanti.

Relatives said he worked hard to enjoy a comfortable life and was close to his mother and four siblings. An autopsy performed at the Forensic Science Centre in St James found Lalloo was shot twice in the head.

His body will be cremated at the Shore of Peace cremation site, following a funeral service at the family’s home tomorrow.