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Security guard laid to rest

By By Sue-Ann Wayow sue-ann.wayow@trinidadexpress.com

SALISHA LANGTOO, the security guard who was one of two people killed near a cemetery in Petersfield Road, Chaguanas on Wednesday was laid to rest yesterday after a brief funeral service at her home at Jennifer Street, Lisas Gardens, Couva.

Langtoo, 23, was described by her elder sister Felisha Jagessar as a loving person who was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Jagessar told the Sunday Express: “She was a real nice person. We used to quarrel but we would always make back up. She loved kids and was always willing to do something for someone. She was very hardworking.”

Langtoo’s mother, however, could not contain her grief when her daughter’s body was being placed in the hearse, and had to be restrained by relatives. 

She kept crying out: “Mama, don’t leave me.” 

Langtoo was her mother’s second-to-last child of seven. According to Jagessar, Langtoo was her mother’s “life”.

The internment took place at the California Public Cemetery.

Jagessar said up to yesterday, police had no new information concerning her sister’s killers.

Another occupant of the vehicle in which Langtoo was shot, Clifford George, 39, was shot multiple times and died at the Chaguanas Health Facility.

Langtoo’s friend, 31-year-old Kwesi Brooks, of Tobago, who was brutally chopped about the body in the incident, remains in serious condition at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope. 

A woman identified as Carlene Thomas, 31, of East Dry River, Port of Spain, was also shot in the face. She was found slumped in the back seat of a red Nissan Almera car, driven by George, parked outside the cemetery.

Police believe Langtoo had accompanied, Brooks, to sell his car to a dealer in Chaguanas. George, a father of one, was hired to take the two home after the car was sold. 

Investigators have detained three men in connection with the murders.

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