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Beheaded man identified

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Beheaded man identified

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TRINIDAD – The man beheaded on Sunday has been identified as 57-year-old Steve Gogan from Carapo. 

Gogan was positively identified yesterday morning at the Forensic Science Centre in St James by his younger brother Mickey Gogan. 

Speaking to the Express shortly after he viewed the head of his brother, Mickey Gogan said he was feeling “shocked and traumatised” as he didn’t know why anyone would want to harm his older sibling in such a manner.

He recalled that he last saw his brother alive on Saturday afternoon and that he was made aware of the incident by “people in the area” who said the mutilated body was that of his brother Steve.

“The last time I saw Steve was at about 5 p.m. on Saturday along O’Meara Road. There is a little market place that sells fish in the area, and I saw him selling and doing his hustle and that was it. Next thing I know the following day people are calling me and telling me my brother got beheaded.

“I didn’t believe it at all, but when more and more people start calling, eventually me and a friend went to the mortuary. The police there told me come here, and when I arrived I looked at the head and I recognised him one time. That is my brother they killed,” Mickey Gogan said.

Relatives are expected to return to the centre today to view the body and the head again, before an autopsy is performed.

Gogan said his brother was a “cool and friendly” individual who “never troubled anyone”. (Trinidad Express)