THE naked woman who was found dead with several stab wounds about the body in Sangre Grande on Sunday morning has been identified.
Police yesterday released the identity of the woman as that of Anuradha Parey, 23, of Coalmine, Sangre Grande.
Investigators close to the case said they have since detained the son of a businessman from East Trinidad in connection with Parey's death.
Up to yesterday evening, he was being questioned by Eastern Division detectives at the Sangre Grande Police Station.
Parey's body was found around 6.30 a.m., in a building which houses the businessplace — a pet and garden store — at Andre Street, with several stab wounds to her head and face. Her face was also covered with a towel and a sheet placed over her body.
She was also said to be completely naked when found, said officers.
Contacted by phone yesterday evening, Parey's brother, Jagnesh Parey said his family did not wish to speak about the incident.
He said he along with the rest of his family was trying to cope with his sister's murder "because obviously it is hard for us."
He said the family was currently finalising her funeral arrangements.
Police said, the suspect who surrendered himself to officers on Sunday, had told them that he was in the building with the girl when two men entered and attempted to rob him.
He said he ran out of the building but returned later to find Parey dead.
Homicide officers are continuing investigations. —Rickie Ramdass