The semi-nude body of a woman found on Tuesday near the
seafront at Orange Valley, Freeport was identified today. The body is that of 48-year-old Waterloo resident Jassodra Baksh. Baksh, the mother of two university students, was a janitor working at the Chaguanas branch of the Royal Bank of Canada.
Police believe the woman was strangled. She was reported missing by her husband on Tuesday morning. At around 3 p.m, three crab catcher found Baksh's body partially submerged in a ravine, located in an abandoned canefield, about one kilometre off Waterloo Road.
A white station wagon was found crashed in a drain a short distance away. The owner of the vehicle, a 26-year-old man of Carapichaima,
has been detained for questioning, the Express was told.
Police said that when found, Baksh was clad in a red blouse and
black slip. Her skirt and pair of slippers were found nearby. There have been 152 known homicides this year so far, according to an Express count.