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Woman's Body Identified

...cops suspect bank janitor was strangled

By CAROLYN KISSOON carolyn.kissoon@trinidadexpress.com

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.
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