Kenneth Mackan

Found dead on Monday: Kenneth Mackan and his wife, Leela.

CUNUPIA couple Kenneth and Leela Mackan were both stabbed to death, autopsies conducted at the Forensic Science Centre, in St James, determined yesterday.

They were stabbed multiple times, the autopsy results indicated.

A man found driving the couple’s SUV in Valencia was detained on Monday and, up to last night, was at Freeport Police Station, where he will be questioned today.

Police said around 10.30 a.m. on Monday, investigators went to the couple’s house at Welcome Road, near the corner of Raghunanan Road, Cunupia, after recovering the Hyundai Tucson vehicle registered to that address and in Kenneth Mackan’s name.

Dead for some time

The man driving the vehicle was held, and officers went to the couple’s house.

Mackan was a retired police corporal. He and his wife had been married for 25 years.

They had no children.

Police said before entering the house, they were told by relatives who live nearby that Kenneth, 63, and Leela, 61, had not been seen in a week and there was a stench coming from their home.

Police said they entered the house and, after a brief search, found both bodies.

The couple appeared to have been dead for some time.

A relative, who did not want to be identified, said he did not think anything bad had happened to the couple, as relatives assumed they had gone to Mackan’s mother’s home in Penal.

His mother died at home two weeks ago.

Homicide Bureau officers are continuing investigations.


Trinidad and Tobago has been spared the most “vulgar” displays of systemic racism. But we are not immune.

This is the view of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

Asked about the developments taking place in the US, which have led to anti-racism demonstrations all over the world as countries grapple with insidious and systemic racism and which in Trinidad and Tobago has played out in strong reaction to racist and insensitive statements by some nationals, the Prime Minister said: “The fear that we have today is that there seems to be a new normal that is developing where the higher values that we thought we were ascribing to and the gains that we were making could be so easily lost.

AS Trinidad and Tobago’s Covid-19 situation stays under control, more restrictions are being lifted, allowing more categories of workers to get back to their jobs.

An estimated 600 to 1,000 nationals are expected to return to the country this week.

National Security Minister Stuart Young made this announcement yesterday while speaking at a news conference at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s.

THREE double murders in less than 24 hours have taken the country’s murder toll for the year so far on the verge of the 200 mark.

The latest killings took place yesterday afternoon in Almond Drive, Morvant, where three people were shot.