Homeless man found dead in abandoned building

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:15

Police are investigating the death of a homeless man whose decomposing body was found on the ground floor of an abandoned six storey building on Saturday.

At around 7.10 am, La Brea police received an anonymous report that a man known as “Pest” was seen at the building in New Lands, La Brea. When Cpl Ramsaran and other officers went to the building, a foul stench led them to the body in the corner of a room. While there were no visible marks of violence, the officers said the body was in a state of decomposition.

The dead man was later identified as David Noriega and the body was taken to the mortuary at the San Fernando General Hospital where a post mortem will be done.

Meanwhile, a 34-year-old Marabella man will appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today for possession of marijuana with a street value of $67,000. 

According to reports, officers from Southern Division operational units were conducting an exercise between Friday night and Saturday morning when Insp Persad, Cpl Mohammed, PC Mohammed and WPC Rostant went to Gandhi Street, Marabella. 

They executed a search warrant at the suspect’s home and found 6.7 kilogrammes of marijuana. 

The suspect was arrested and taken to the San Fernando CID where he was charged. 

SOURCE: www.guardian.co.tt (Kevon Felmine)