Suspected abducted and murdered, Michelle Coudray, with her son in an undated photograph
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JAMAICAN Police today confirmed that the burnt body found
in a canefield in Montego Bay last week Monday, is that of school teacher Michelle Coudray, the daughter of San Fernando Mayor Marlene Coudray.
The disclosure was made in a press statement issued by the Constabulary Communications Network, which stated that a positive identification was made using dental records.
The case is now being investigated as an abduction and murder,
the police stated.
According to the statement "investigators led by Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Area One, Devon Watkis, earlier today spoke to the Mayor of San Fernando, Trinidad, Her Worship Mrs. Marlene Coudray and informed her of the findings".
The Jamaican police stated that a post mortem conducted on the body last week proved inconclusive.
"In light of that, the investigators have sought the assistance of a second pathologist who will work closely with the first pathologist to carry out further examination", the police stated.
Investigators also disclosed that a man detained as a "person of interest" remains in police custody. The man, said to be a taxi driver who was known to Michelle Coudray, has been in custody for the past week. Several persons including Michelle Coudray's estranged husband, a Jamaican national, and her friends, have been questioned.
Michelle Coudray, 39, a mother of three, was last seen getting into a taxi on the afternoon of June 2, near her Montego Bay, St James apartment.
She had come to Jamaica two days before, to take up a teaching position.
The woman was reported missing June 8, and her body found three days later burnt beyond recognition in a cane field on the Barnett Estate.
Mayor Marlene Coudray flew to Jamaica last Wednesday, carrying her daughter's dental records, and hoping to get conclusive information about her daughter, before breaking the news to her grandchildren.