Tobago police are following certain leads in capturing the murderer of mother of eight, 53-year-old gardener Veronica King-George of Mason Hall, Tobago.
King-George was murdered sometime before 5 p.m. on Thursday. Her semi-nude body was found by her sister Margaret, in her garden at Smithfield, Scarborough, with her brush cutter nearby.
Margaret King said her sister left for the garden around 11 a.m. Thursday and was due to return around 2 p.m. When four o'clock came and she did not return, efforts were made to search for her. Calls to her mobile phone went unanswered.
"When I went over I looked and saw some bags under a tree. I called her, no answer. So then I looked around about 10 feet away or thereabout, I saw the body lying there," Margaret King said.
King said she was unaware of her sister having any enemies and she remains traumatised over the incident.
"Of course I was shocked because you know I'm living here for many years and nothing of this sort ever happened around here," she said.
According to Ms. King, it was the dream of her sister to complete the construction of her home at Mason Hall.
Sources informed the Express that a man was seen in the area shortly after the incident covered in blood, but he soon disappeared. The family is now depending on camera footage in the area in solving the case.
"I was informed that there is a business owner in this area who has cameras that are so positioned that it can capture a wide area. So I am hoping that all this information gets to the relevant investigators," said the source.
There was a wound to the back of King-George's head, chop wounds about her body, and her throat was slit. Her legs were crossed with her face to the ground, according to police officials.
Her watch remained on her hand and a motive is still being looked at.
Her body was removed to the Scarborough Mortuary and Constable Eastman of the Scarborough Homicide Bureau is carrying out investigations. The murder toll for the year is 284.