Friday, December 15, 2017

Mom found murdered on Mothers' Day least 15 women killed so far this year

A CARONI mother was found dead with stab wounds on Mothers' Day yesterday. The body of Sylvia Candice Douglas-Mohammed, 34, was discovered in her house at Hydraulic Park, Kelly Village.

According to police, Douglas-Mohammed's husband and two children last saw her alive at around 6.30 a.m. when they left her at home to attend a function. At around 12.45 p.m. Douglas-Mohammed's brother called on her, and when she did not respond he entered the house and found her motionless in the bathroom.

He raised an alarm and police were called in.

A party of police officers led by Superintendent Ford, Inspector Williams, and Ag Sgt Figaro of the Cunupia Police Station, and Homicide detectives led by Sgt Maharaj visited the scene.

Police said they have not uncovered a motive for the killing.

Douglas Mohammed was employed as a customer sales representative at the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation in Port-of-Spain.

One of her children sat the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) excamination last week, police said.Sgt Maharaj of the Homicide Division is continuing investigations.

Douglas-Mohammed's death took the murder toll to 163, and she is one of at least 15 women to be killed for the year.

Her murder follows the killing of Tarodale mother Sherlene Charles on Thursday, who was gunned down in her home, allegedly by a close male relative, who remains on the run.