UPDATE: Three Coast Guard officers appeared in court for murder

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UPDATE: Three Coast Guard officers appeared in court for murder

Three members of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard appeared virtually before Magistrate Baboolal-Gafoor, at the Port- of -Spain 5th Magistrate’s Court, today, Tuesday 24th January 2023, after they were charged with Murder.

On Monday 23rd January 2023, an audience was held with the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Roger Gaspard S.C. who advised that KAYDAN BOUCAUD, Able Body Seaman, of St Ann’s Road, Port-of-Spain, ELIJAH JULIEN, Able Body Seaman, of North Upper 7th Avenue Malick, Barataria and EMMARSON PARDASSIE, Writer, of L’anse Mitan Road, Carenage, be charged for the offence of Murder.

The matter was postponed to 23rd February 2023, at the Port- of -Spain 8th Magistrates Court.

The three accused were arrested on 18th January, 2023, after officers of Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region One conducted extensive investigations into the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and death of TEDDY SYLVESTER. The 34-year-old man of Cameron Hill, Maraval, was allegedly kidnapped on 9th January 2023, at Cameron Road, Maraval, and his decomposed body was discovered on Friday 13th January 2023, at Cadet Road, Cameron Hill, Petit Valley.

The investigation was supervised by Ag ASP Simon, Inspectors Lynch, Mongroo, Sgt Ramsumair, all of the HBI Region One, with assistance from ASP Ramdass and Insp Stewart of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, Insp Grant along with officers attached to the Western Division Task Force.