Relatives positively identify the dismembered bodies of two men

Relatives positively identify the dismembered bodies of two men as the Chaguanas men reported missing over the weekend.

• The positive identifications were made today, Wednesday 19th October, 2022, at the Forensic Sciences Centre, days after the victims were found chopped to pieces inside garbage bags in a river off Gillies Road, Mon Plasir Road, Cunupia.

• Makell Simon of Soldado Road Lange Park and Josiah Charles of Circular Trace, Enterprise, both went missing on the same day around the same time over the weekend and were identified as the men who were dismembered and dumped in a river in Cunupia.

• On Tuesday, a right arm tied with telephone wire and a bag with parts of a torso and clothing were found further upstream by police officers of the air support unit led by Insp. Rampallard.

• Insp. Jones and a team of officers from the region 3 homicide bureau of investigations and the central division visited both scenes and are continuing investigations into the double murder.

Additional body parts were found at the river in Gillies Road, Mon Plasir Road, Cunupia on Tuesday 18th October, 2022, one day after several garbage bags with the mutilated bodies of two men were found.

• The latest discovery was made just after 2pm by officers of the air support unit led by inspector Rampallard.

• Closer examination revealed a right arm of a male with the wrist bound with an electrical cord.

• Additional searches further down the river also yielded a black bag floating in the middle of the river with a piece of brick inside. There were also items of clothing and parts of a male torso in the bag.

• Officers believe several bags were dumped into the river at the side of gillies road and some of the body parts were pulled upstream by the currents.

• The dismembered bodies of two men found stuffed in garbage bags in a river at Gillies Road, off Mon Plasir Road, Cunupia, on Monday 17th October, 2022, are suspected to be that of two missing Chaguanas men.

• The body parts are expected to be assembled by personnel at the Forensic Sciences Centre in St. James in order to determine the correct identity of the men and if any other parts are unaccounted for.

• Police are also working on the theory that the victims may have been killed by persons of Spanish descent and a leg was deliberately left outside the garbage bags in order for the victims to be found.

• Relatives stated they last saw Simon and Charles, on Sunday 16th October 2022.

It was the discovery of a left leg of a human which was seen protruding from under a piece of sponge that later led to the discovery of the victims inside the garbage bags.

• Another leg was later found along the river during a detailed search by police and crime scene investigators who spent close to six (6) hours at the crime scene.

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