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A Trinidadian woman was killed
in what Florida police have de-
scribed as a domestic-related
Her husband, Pedro Torres,
was found dead in a car miles
away from their home in Vero
Beach, hours later.
According to a Sun Sentinel
report, Vicky Samaroo-Torres,
45, a mother of three, was found
dead in her home at 102 Avenue
at about 7.45 am.
A search was subsequently
launched for her husband by
Sunrise police officers.
The search ended a few hours
after, at about 11.30 am, when
Torres’ 2011 Toyota Sienna mini-
van was found near the Sawgrass
Mall in a parking lot.
Torres, who was believed to
be armed and dangerous, was
found dead in the vehicle.
The cause of his death is, how-
ever, yet to be determined.
Indian River County Sher-
iff Deryl Loar described Vicky
Samaroo-Torres’ death a “do-
mestic violence homicide.” Sa-
maroo-Torres was originally
The couple celebrated their
26th wedding anniversary on
T&T Guardian reached out to
the couples’ two older children—
Vanessa and Nick, however, up
to late yesterday, they were yet
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Trini woman killed in Florida
Caparo residents rebuild after
heavy wind destruction
RADHICA DE SILVA
Caparo residents have started re-
building their homes a day after
gusty winds and heavy rains
ripped off their roofs, causing de-
But while Shena Marie De Leon
and her family were able to put
back up their roof and salvage all
their belongings, Juliet Joseph and
her family were still homeless.
Nephew Sheldon May said
because of the condition of the
house, it was impossible to build
back the roof on the existing struc-
ture. The family lost over $50,000
in furniture, appliances and valu-
“Right now we have a tarpulin
over the roof but they still cannot
stay there. It will not be wise to
build back a roof on that struc-
ture. They will have to pull down
the house and build over,” May
Asked whether they wanted
emergency housing, May said the
Joseph family were staying with
relatives but they needed assis-
tance to rebuild their home.
Chairman of the Couva/Taba-
quite/Talparo Regional Corpora-
tion Henry Awong said yesterday
that teams were continuing to
do assessments of flood-stricken
areas including Todds Road, Ma-
dras and Las Lomas.
Asked whether any family had
quality for emergency housing,
Awong said, “We have forwarded
assessment to the Ministry of So-
cial Development who will now re-
spond to the disaster on a needs
Councillor for Longdenville
Talparo, Ryan Rampersad, said
after the roofs blew off, he sum-
moned all of the CEPEP workers
and villagers together who as-
sisted in securing the belongings
of the affected families.
“The corporation’s disaster
management unit of the Office of
Disaster Preparedness conducted
an assessment and we dropped off
the reports. We have been liaising
with the MP’s office La Horquetta/
Talparo to fast track the Self Help
grant which will assist them with
materials to rebuild the roof,”
On Sunday after 4 pm, gusty
winds blew off three roofs at Cap-
aro. There was also widespread
flooding in parts of East, North
and Central Trinidad.
Afeisha Downes mops a classroom floor of an Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) centre in St Helena Centre
yesterday after the school was flooded out on Sunday.
PICTURE AYANNA KINSALE
Trinidadian born Vicky Samaroo-Torres left, and her husband, Pedro
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