A grandfather was found murdered in his hammock on Tuesday morning. His death comes a week after his step-son was murdered. Police are now trying to determine if both cases are related.
Raffick Mohammed, 74, of Sisters’ Road, New Grant, was found hog-tied, with blood on his face.
Police said that at around 11.30 a.m. when relatives could not contact Mohammed his son, Amir Mohammed, went to his home.
In a hammock in a shed near the house the son found his father’s body.
Mohammed’s Nissan AD wagon was also missing.
Police later discovered the vehicle in Guapo near Point Fortin.
A district medical officer pronounced him dead at the scene.
An autopsy is expected to be performed on his body on Wednesday at the Forensic Sciences Centre, Federation Park.
Police said that Mohammed’s step-son, Moruga ‘PH’ taxi driver, Norris Mendoza, was killed a week ago.
Mendoza was plying his car for hire when it is believed that he picked up two passengers who killed him.
Even though Mendoza lost a bloody battle with the killers, the criminals left the blood-stained vehicle behind.
Mendoza’s body was found handcuffed, stabbed multiple times and dumped in bushes at Indian Walk, Moruga, on December 7.
His vehicle was found not far from a trail of blood into an agriculture field off Fifth Company Branch Road which led police to the body.
His Nissan Wingroad wagon abandoned at the side of the roadway along lonely track hours later.
The officers searched the vehicle and found blood stains on the driver and front passenger seats.
Police said the officers used flashlights to follow the trail of blood through the bushes. Mendoza’s body was found lying face down about 200 feet from the vehicle.
Mendoza lived at Poui Trace, St Mary’s Village.