The semi-nude body of a woman was found near the seafront at Orange Valley, Couva, yesterday.
Police said the unidentified body was partially submerged in a ravine, located in an abandoned canefield, about one kilometre off Waterloo Road.
The body was discovered by a fisherman at around 3 p.m.
Investigators said the woman, believed to be in her late 30s, was dead for about two days. They believe she was strangled.
A white station wagon was found crashed in a drain a short distance away.
The owner of the vehicle, who is from Carapichaima, was detained for questioning, the Express was told.
A large contingent of officers and villagers gathered at the scene in heavy rainfall, but no one could identify the woman.
The body was removed to the Forensic Science Centre in St James.
Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the body.