The search for missing Nizam Mohammed (not the former speaker of the House) ended at the weekend when his decomposing body was discovered off the roadway in Mayaro.
Mohammed’s three sons identified his body at Sangre Grande District Hospital on Sunday.
Mohammed, 58, was reported missing last Tuesday, when he left his home to purchase weedicide in Princes Town.
He lived at St Croix Road, Lengua Village, Barrackpore with his wife.
Relatives said he suffered two heart attacks in recent months.
His son Saied Mohammed said: “We were searching for my father when we learned that a body was found in Mayaro. The person fit the description of my father so my brother and I went to the hospital. We positively identified him.”
The body was found in some bushes off Rust Road, Guayaguayare on Saturday. A bottle containing a poisonous substance was found nearby.
An autopsy performed at the Forensic Science Centre in St James yesterday confirmed that Mohammed died from poisoning.
“This is a mystery he took to his grave. It appears as though he committed suicide. But we never saw signs of depression or anything like that. He appeared in good spirits when he left home,” his son said.
Mohammed will be laid to rest following a private funeral service at his home this week.