Monday, January 22, 2018

WASA contractor found dead


SHOT IN HEAD: Howard Lalloo

Mark Fraser

A Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) contractor was found dead in the driver’s seat of his Toyota Prado Land Cruiser yesterday.

The body of Howard Lalloo, 46, was discovered slumped behind the steering wheel by police, at around 2.30 p.m.

Investigators were contacted by a truck driver who was driving along Milton Road, Couva, and spotted the body inside the vehicle.

Police arrived on the scene and found that Lalloo was shot in the head.

Documents inside the vehicle indicated that the vehicle belonged to Lalloo, a La Romaine businessman.

Police contacted Lalloo’s family and he was identified by his brother, the Express was told.

Calls to the home of Lalloo were answered with anguished screams.

An employee told investigators he was talking to Lalloo on his cellphone around 2 p.m. when it went dead.

The area was cordoned off and traffic was diverted onto Rivulet Road, Couva.

Lalloo’s body was removed to the Forensic Science Centre in St James, where an autopsy will be performed this morning.

ASP Johnny Abraham and police officers attached to the Central Division visited the scene.

The murder toll for the year to date was 62 up to last night, while on February 11 last year it was 45.