A post Mortem conducted by Dr. Alexandrov at the forensic science Centre on Friday on a decomposing male body found on Thursday, revealed that death was due to blunt force trauma to the head.
The corpse remains unidentified, but dental records will now be checked and DNA samples will be taken from the relatives of missing prison officer Rishi Sankar, to determine if the remains are in fact his.
According to reports, a police officer was informed by three men that while hunting in Stone Road Piparo on Thursday, they stumbled upon the body.
Brasso, Princes Town and Region Three Homicide detectives went to the scene, where they found the body wrapped in plastic and tied with a rope.
The remains were taken to forensic science Centre in St.James for Post Mortem.
Police believed it could be the body of missing prison officer Rishi Sankar who disappeared on the 23 June, as the body was found a quarter mile from Sankar’s home.
Sankar, 34, was attached to the Golden Grove prison and was reported missing after he failed to report to duty on June 17.
A missing person’s report said he was last seen on June 22.
On June 30, police intercepted his car and detained two men, who were later released.
The men told police they found the car with the keys in the ignition, and went for a drive.
The license plate of Sankar’s car had been altered.
Police have followed several leads, which included searching of the Mitan River, based on information that Sankar was murdered and his body dumped there.
They said they also received credible information that Sankar was robbed, beaten and killed, before thieves made off with his vehicle.