BASMATIE Persad demanded yesterday that the police act on the results of a second autopsy that found that her daughter was strangled.
The first autopsy on the body of Taramatie Beena Ramlogan, done at the Forensic Science Centre in St James last week, proved inconclusive, with further tests being ordered.
However, a second autopsy done at Mt Hope Hospital on Monday by pathologist Dr Hubert Daisley gave the cause of death as manual strangulation.
However, the Express was told yesterday that homicide officers had no intention of relying on the results of the second autopsy.
Ramlogan, 33, was found dead in roadside bushes at Three Roads, Mission Road, near Preysal last week Wednesday.
Ramlogan, a former store clerk, was the mother of two.
Persad, 57, said her daughter went to the Immigration Division in Chaguanas last week Tuesday, to deal with her passport because she planned to visit relatives in Florida.
She was dropped off by a man she met ten months ago.
Persad said: "He (the boyfriend) called on Wednesday and ask me to speak to Beena. I told him I was at work, so I don't know if Beena was home. When he came on Wednesday to look for Beena he say she not answering the phone. That is how we know she missing."
Persad said the family learnt that the body of a woman was found in the area, but did not believe that it was that of her daughter.
She said the boyfriend went to Freeport Police Station to make a report and was held for questioning. He has since been released.
Police were told Ramlogan was seen last week Tuesday evening in Chaguanas and had told a relative that she was waiting on a certain person.