A COUVA mother was found murdered in her bed yesterday, with her hands and feet bound and throat slit.
The body of Julie Guerraro, 33, of Perth Avenue, Perseverance Village, was discovered at around 4.30 p.m.
Guerraro, a mother of three, was a pre-school teacher at Learning Tree Pre-School in Couva.
Police said her body was discovered by her brother, who went to check on her after calls to her cell phone went unanswered.
A party of police officers, led by Ag Snr Supt Johhny Abraham and Sgt Susan John of the Couva CID, visited the scene last night.
Guerraro was the ninth woman to be murdered for the year.
On Monday, 23-year-old Stacy Roopan was shot and killed while walking along the street near her home in Couva on her way to pick up her infant son at a preschool.
Police said the killings are unrelated.
Up to last night, the murder toll for the year to date stood at 54, while the figure at this time last year was 38.