ALMOST a month after the murder of Michelle Coudray-Greaves, the daughter of Gender Youth and Child Development Minister Marlene Coudray, a suspect has been charged in the killing, in Jamaica.
Ivan Taylor, 46, a taxi operator living in Lindos Hill, Withorn Westmoreland in Jamaica was charged on Saturday, according to Jamaican news reports published online.
He is expected to appear before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate Court later this week.
Michelle Coudray-Greaves, a 39-year-old mother of three, had flown Jamaica to take up a teaching job at Cornwall, Montego Bay.
Two days later, she was seen getting into a taxi near her apartment in Montego Bay. She was reported missing several days after that.
Minister Marlene Coudray, who was then still the Mayor of San Fernando, flew to Jamaica with her daughter's dental records after a burnt body was discovered in a canefield.
The body turned out to be that of Michelle Coudray, and an autopsy found she had been beaten to death.
The suspect charged was said to be known to Michelle Coudray-Greaves for a year.
Yesterday, Marlene Coudray said she was "happy" that some-one was arrested and charged.
She said she knew what was happening because she kept in contact with the police in Jamaica.
"I am satisfied with the investigation. They (Jamaican police) have been helpful since the time I arrived in Jamaica and I asked them to explore all areas."
But she said she believed another person was involved in her daughter's murder.
Coudray-Greaves funeral was held on June 22 at the Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, San Fernando.
It was attended by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and several members of the newly reconfigured Cabinet.