A jeweler who was originally from Trinidad became Tobago’s 12th murder victim for this year when his body was found in the bathroom of his Canoe Bay home yesterday. He was found with his hands tied behind his back.
Ag Snr Supt Joanne Archie told Newsday that shortly after 2.30 pm, police found Roshan Lutchman’s body. “We received information around 2.30 pm about a body in a house. Information received is that there was a man dead, his body was tied and he was partly decomposed,” Archie said.
She added that because of the state the body was in, police could not ascertain how Lutchman was killed but because his hands were tied behind his back, they are treating his death as a homicide.
“I am told that the person there was a jeweler and we received certain information. Persons visit from time to time and there is always some dispute maybe about transactions conducted,” she said. Questioned about the 12 murders in Tobago, Archie admonished Tobagonians to speak out.
“I certainly cannot feel good about this because this is quite unusual for Tobago. We just recorded two in the last month. What we are saying is, we continue to call on the residents when they see something to say something,” she said.
On November 18, the island recorded its 11th murder when 28-year-old Richard Ramos Carmona, a barber of San Juan, who lived at Mason Hall, was found shot to death in a car at Blenheim, Mt St George in a street leading to the Prime Minister’s residence.
On November 13, the tenth murder occurred when Rondell Campbell also known as Barry Brown of Mason Hall was shot in Mason Hall. He died later at hospital.