Friday, February 23, 2018

Body found in Caura

Tissue samples sent for DNA testing

 Tissue samples have been secured from the badly-decomposed body which was found on Wednesday morning along Caura Royal Road in the hope that they could assist with identifying the remains. 

This was confirmed yesterday by senior officers in the Northern Division, who noted that the body had been moved to Forensic Science Centre in St James, where the samples were taken from the corpse.

 Some of the samples are expected to be sent for DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) testing to determine if it can be linked to any police missing persons reports.

 Other samples are expected to be kept for future testing in case the previous effort yields no results and relatives come forward in the near future. 

The corpse, which is believed to be that of a woman, was found at about 10 a.m. on Wednesday down a precipice, about a mile north of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) treatment plant. 

Anyone with information on the incident or has missing female relatives is asked to contact the Homicide Region 2 office in Arouca at 640-1738.