On the last night of his life, Vishnu Narine had planned to do a little business then socialize with family in his native Trinidad and Tobago.
Instead, the 57-year-old Brampton, Canada, resident was shot and left to die on a lonely gravel road on the Caribbean island, the Toronto Sun reported.
Cops believe that Narine was the victim of a robbery plot that saw the killers get away with the what police said was $10,000 the Canadian man was carrying at the time.
However, a family member told CTV Barrie that the dollar amount was around $1,900.
Somewhere between the family home in St. John’s Village and his destination at the Starlite Recreation Club in Palmyra Village, he was ambushed.
His devastated family were too heartbroken to speak with local reporters.
Narine’s body was discovered the next morning by two construction workers who realized he had been shot in the head.
“My next co-worker, he was the one who saw the body after he came and parked up here,” Lodrick Headley told the Trinidad Guardian.
“This is a dead-end here so perhaps someone dumped the body.”
Narine had been on vacation in his sun-kissed homeland for the past several weeks, the Trinidad Express reported.
He was supposed to return to Canada the next day.
His son, Randy Narine, a firefighter with the Shelbourne Fire Department, flew to the islands Friday, the Orangeville Banner reported.
“Our whole department is deeply saddened,” fire chief Brad Lemaich tweeted Sunday night.
“They were on vacation. Family visit and Randy’s dad is retired but deals in birds, the pet trade, so there was a little bit of business mixed with the vacation,” Lemaich told Barrie Today.
“His dad had some cash on him. He was going out to a restaurant to meet some friends/potential business contacts and didn’t return home.”
The fire chief said that Narine will be buried his native land. A funeral service is planned for Wednesday in San Fernando Trinidad.