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.

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