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Sunday 28th September, 2008

 

Student shot to death in car

 
 
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Instead of enjoying themselves at a family day that was planned for yesterday, relatives of 24-year-old Daren Serroux were preparing themselves for his funeral.

Serroux, a tug operator and part-time student, of Exchange Lot in Couva, was shot in the head as he sat in his car at Duncan Village, San Fernando.

Police believe he was killed by someone he knew.

Robbery has been ruled out, as they found jewelry and other valuables on him.

A tip-off lead police to the body around 1 am. Police said Serroux’s Almera was parked on the side of the road, near an industrial and auto supplies business.

On checking, they found him in the driver’s seat with a single gunshot wound to the head.

Describing him as the son she never had, his aunt Mary Blackman said she did not know who would want him dead. Blackman said he worked with a construction company and attended Trinizuela College in San Fernando.

His parents lived abroad and he had no siblings, his aunt said.

She said she last spoke to him on his cellphone around 7.30 pm on Friday.

“We were planning to have a family day in Mayaro today (Saturday). His cousin is here on holidays and he is leaving at the end of the month. But I called him to tell him that it was not coming off.”

She said he suggested they have a barbecue instead. “He said he was coming back up by his uncle (in Balmain).”

But Blackman said when she woke up yesterday morning she did not see him. She said she began calling his cellphone and his friends. She said shortly after a relative told her he was dead.

She did not know what he was doing in Duncan Village, but she said he had relatives living in Pleasantville.

Officers of San Fernando Homicide Bureau are investigating. (SW)