Friday, January 19, 2018

Headless body identified

THE decomposing body of a headless man found in Moruga has been identified.

Rajesh Teemul's body was identified by relatives yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James, police said.The relatives were able to identify the body only by the clothing worn.

Teemul who lived at Macaulay, Claxton Bay, was reported missing earlier this month.

On Friday at around 4.20 p.m., officers attached to the Anti Kidnapping Unit, Homicide and Southern Division, acting on information received searched a forested area near Saunders Trace, St Mary's Village, where they found the body clad in dark clothing.

The head was found two feet away from the body which was in an advanced stage of decomposition so much so that officers could not determine the ethnicity of the person.

District Medical Officer Dr Keith Seelochan visited the scene and ordered the removal of the body to the Forensic Science Centre in St James.

An autopsy is expected to take place later this week.

And also in Moruga, a field of marijuana trees was destroyed on Saturday by police officers from the Moruga Police Station.

Police reports are that around 2.30 p.m., officers ventured into a forested area near Sigarie Trace, Basseterre, Moruga, where the trees planted on private lands were discovered.

The officers burnt approximately 2,500 trees. —SAW