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Cunupia murder victim identified

Published: 
Saturday, February 17, 2018

The body found in Cunupia on Thursday has been identified as Jason Haytasingh, of Las Lomas No. 1, Chin Chin Road, Cunupia.

The body was identified yesterday by relatives at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.

A motive is yet to be determined for Haytasingh’s murder.

Haytasingh celebrated his 21st birthday on February 6. He was described by a close friend of the family as someone who was dearly loved by all and one who loved his family. The friend said Haytasingh was believed to have been killed because of the “bad” and “questionable” people he affiliated with over the past few years.

Haytasingh’s body was found shortly after noon on Thursday lying face down at the side of the road at Esmeralda Road, Cunupia. There were gunshots to the left side of the back. Haytasingh was the 84th murder victim for the year.

Meanwhile, police officers are calling on members of the public to help identify another body found in Diego Martin hills on Thursday.

At about 2.30 pm the decomposed body was found lying face up along a dirt track at Blue Basin Road, Diego Martin. The track, police said, led to a forested area.

The body was clad in a navy blue long-sleeved jacket, a pair of blue jeans and a pair of black and white sneakers. Police said there appeared to be injuries to the victim’s head and believed it could be gunshot wounds as several spent shells were found near the body.

Investigations are continuing.

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