THE bloodied body of a woman was found near the highway in Charlieville on Monday night.
The woman, who appeared to have been stabbed, has been identified as that of 26-year-old Yaira Esther Echavarria Rodriguez.
Her identity was confirmed from the photograph and other personal details confirmed on her passport.
The woman is a national of the Dominican Republic.
Her body was found at around 10 p.m. near the John Peters walkover.
Officers of the Central Division Task Force, Chaguanas CID and Homicide Region III responded.
The body was removed to the San Fernando mortuary.
Rodriguez was clad in a multi-coloured dress and gold sandals.
Anyone with information can contact Chaguanas CID at 665 9958, or Homicide Region III at 652 0495.