THE circumstances of the death of 65-year-old repairman Danny Deonarine remain unclear, and his relatives said they are still traumatised after finding his body last Friday.
Speaking at the Forensic Science Centre, St James, on Monday, a relative said she was called to Deonarine's Milton Village, Couva home by neighbours on Friday evening.
"They said he had the lights on all day and that was unlike him. They went to check on him and found the doors locked and when he did not answer their calls, they decided to contact us," said the relative, who asked not to be identified.
"When we got to the house and peeped through a window we saw his body on the ground in a pool of blood with something covering his face."
Police were called in along with a district medical officer.
Relatives said they did not know if foul play was behind Deonarine's death but if it was, they don't know why anyone would want to kill him, since he had not complained about being threatened in the recent past.
"He used to run his repair shop out of his home and there would be all kinds of people passing through there, so I don't know. But I can't say that he had any confrontation with anyone, because he never told us," the relative said.
At the time Newsday interviewed relatives at the centre, the autopsy had not yet been done, so the cause of death was not yet known.