Canadian resident found dead in Aripero after robbery

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An elderly man was killed on Friday night in what police believe was a robbery, hours before he was scheduled to return to his home in Canada.

Police said Hilton Smith, 75, had been visiting relatives since November and was staying with his brother at his home at Black Heat Avenue, Silver Stream, Aripero, in south Trinidad.

Smith’s brother told police around 9.50 pm he discovered his sibling dead in one of the bedrooms.

Police found Smith’s body with a piece of cloth stuffed in his mouth and covered with tape. His legs were bound with tape and his hands tied behind his back with tape and a bandana.

The upper floor of the house had been ransacked and a door left open.

Smith was last seen alive by his nephew.

The victim’s gold chain was missing from his body.

PC Perrera and Weston responded. The scene was cordoned off as crime scene investigators searched for clues.

District Medical Officer Dr Prem Naidoo pronounced Smith dead and ordered his body removed for an autopsy. Homicide detectives are continuing inquiries.

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