Autopsy confirms Carrera escapee died by drowning

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:45

An autopsy has found that Unil Phillip, 47, who escaped from the Carrera Island prison, on Wednesday 13th December, 2017, by jumping into the waters surrounding the island, died due to drowning.

Phillip’s body was found in waters off Point Fortin, in the Gulf of Paria, in the vicinity of Trinmar’s North Field Platform 14, on Monday 18th December, 2017, and brought ashore by the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard.

According to the autopsy report, the left arm of the deceased was found to have been severed after death occurred.

In July 2015, Phillip pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a 16 gauge shotgun and six rounds of ammunition, in October 2007.