Pedro Jose Rausseo, the father of murdered Venezuelan woman Guimar Jose Rausseo, 35, who was found murdered in New Grant on Sunday, said the loss of his daughter has left him in “indescribable pain” as he never knew that such a terrible fate would have happened to her here in Trinidad.
Guimar, 35, the mother of four children, was killed along with three others and their bodies found in a bushy area in New Grant on Sunday. The bodies, police said, were lined up on the ground, faced downwards and then shot multiple times.
The other three victims were identified as Aaron George, 35, Darnel Mitchell, 35, of Sado Road, South Manzanilla Road, Manzanilla and another Venezuelan national Jose Seranno.
Rausseo, who was at the Forensic Science Centre on yesterday, for the autopsy of his daughter, said after her husband was killed in Venezuela and with four children to care for, she came to Trinidad “for betterment.”
“She leaves her four children behind. I came with her to support her because we are the two breadwinners of the family. Her children are here in Trinidad, also,” Rausseo said.
“Having lost a daughter is indescribable and there’s nothing that can express how I am feeling right now except that I am feeling terrible, terrible, terrible,” he added.
Rausseo said he has no idea why his daughter was killed.
He said on Sunday he was at his home in Princes Town and left her home as he had to leave as he was told of a job.
“While I was at the job one of the neighbours saw her leave the home. She had told the neighbour that she had to step out to buy food. I came home from work and sat at home waiting for her to return but she never did.”
The distressed father said he will always remember his daughter as a “fighter.”
“She was a fighter, always trying to take care of her children (their ages—15, 12, 10 and eight). She was a friendly person and a nice person. She was a lady who was just trying to get her family taken care of and pushing forward for her family.”
Rausseo, his daughter and grandchildren were registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and issued cards on October 22, 2019.
Amidst his pain and grief, Rausseo sent out a desperate plea to the T&T Police Service to solve his daughter’s murder and not let it “become a cold case.”
He also appealed to the T&T Government for help for the children.
“I never thought coming across to Trinidad they would have faced anything bad or anything like this. We left Venezuela to escape. We thought Trinidad was a safe haven.”
“I am appealing to the T&T government asking them for their support, to try to get back on my feet for my grandchildren as I now have to look after them,” Rausseo added.
Anyone willing to assist Rausseo and his grandchildren can contact the UNHCR at 235-3810.