JOHN MILLS died from ligature strangulation (where a cord-like object, such as rope, was used) and stab wounds and his common-law-wife Eulyn John died from suffocation and ligature strangulation, an autopsy at the Scarborough mortuary on Monday evening concluded.
Mills and John were found dead by their nephew at their Cocrico Avenue, Buccoo, home on Thursday last week.
Mills, who celebrated his 70th birthday the day before, was a former worker at the Amoco oil company. He lived with John for 40 years and was a father of two.
Their killings brought the murder toll in Tobago to five for 2019. Officers of the Homicide Bureau are continuing investigations. Funeral arrangements are yet to be made.
Area representative Shomari Hector denounced the killings and called upon the Buccoo community to stand with the family in their time of grief.
“As a community, we mourn with them in respect of the pain and frustration felt as occasioned by the gruesome and egregious loss of lives.
“Furthermore, we endeavor to embrace them, as they seek justice and to restore their lives to a state of normalcy.”