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Body washes up on Manzanilla beach

The police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the body of a man which washed up on the shore of a Manzanilla Beach today.

According to police reports, shortly after midday, the half-naked body of a man of East Indian descent was found on the shore by residents.

The body bore two puncture wounds to the chest, and as such, the police are treating the case as a homicide. It was only clad in a T-shirt. 

The body is of dark complexion and is an estimated 5’8” tall. The police believe he was between the ages of 40 to 50 years-old.

Autopsy rules out 'buried alive' fear; victim shot dead first

An autopsy has ruled out fears that a 20-year-old man found buried and wrapped in plastic in the Matura forest, was buried alive.

Police had feared that Donald Pierre, whose body was found yesterday evening, had been buried alive.

However an autopsy conducted this morning found a single bullet wound to his head, which killed Pierre before he was buried.

Body found in Matura forest; police fear man might have been buried alive

The decomposing body of a man has been found buried in a forested area, wrapped in plastic.

He has been identified as 20-year-old Donald Pierre.

Police say a man from East Trinidad led a team of officers attached to the Homicide and Inter-Agency Bureas to a quarry in the dense forested area in Matura Village, where he pointed out to an area where a man's body was buried.

Late Monday evening, officers used a backhoe to dig into the loose quarry dirt and discovered the decomposing body.

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