The headless body and human head found in Port-of-Spain have been identified as being Nathan David Maraj of Las Lomas Number Two.
Maraj’s head was found early Wednesday morning by a garbage collector who was removing garbage from a concrete bin on Quarry Street, East Port-of-Spain, when the head rolled out wrapped in a plastic bag.
While police went to the Beetham landfill suspecting the search might turn up the body belonging to the head, the body was discovered in the trunk of a BMW in East Port-of-Spain.
Reports indicate that the car was parked at the location since Monday morning. Head of the Port-of-Spain Division Senior Superintendent John Abraham, told reporters that the style of the killing was sending a message to an underworld group. He said police have strong information regarding the case, but declined giving details.
Abraham said he believes officers should be given access to security cameras to conduct their investigations.
Police suspect a drug connection in the killing.
Maraj was identified by relatives at the Forensic Science Centre today, and they say they remain in shock.
Meanwhile, the family of the man whose body was found floating offshore have identified him as Gregory Lee Foon. He lived at Merymack Village, Vesigny, La Brea.
Petrotrin issued a release on Tuesday saying that one of its workers was aboard the vessel “swift” when they spotted what appeared to be a human body floating in the water near one of its platforms.
On closer inspection the body was found tied to the platform with three concrete blocks attached to its feet. The coast guard, police and Petrotrin security were called in and the coast guard assisted with the retrieval of the body.
An autopsy performed at the forensic science centre on Wednesday showed that Lee Foon was shot in the back of the head. Police described the killing as in the style of the mafia.