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Man died before being beheaded

by | Oct 1, 2014

NEWS GRAPHIC 7An examination on the body of fifty-seven-year-old Steve Gogan revealed that he was already dead before he was beheaded.

Forensic Pathologist Dr. Valery Alexandrov, examined the body yesterday.

Gogan’s relatives were at the Forensic Science Centre in St James yesterday morning, where they had gone to witness the post-mortem.

Gogan was a former racehorse jockey and at the time of his death he lived in a shipping container opposite Santa Rosa Park, Arima.

On Sunday around 6.15 a.m., Gogan’s head was found by a passer-by on the southern side of the race track.

The passer-by alerted police, and officers searched the area and found the body about 50 metres away from the head.

Alexandrov, who spoke to reporters yesterday, disclosed that it appeared that Gogan was involved in a confrontation with a person with a cutlass since there was a defense wound to one hand.

When then he realized it was becoming dangerous and probably tried to run away.

He furtheir revealed that the assailant ran after him and inflicted about three or four very shallow chop wounds to his left upper back.

Then somehow the victim stumbled and fell face-down, and the assailant chopped him to the back of his head 12 times with tremendous force.

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