Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Woman’s body with chop wounds found at beach in Manzanilla

THE body of a woman was found at a beach in Manzanilla yesterday. Police suspect murder because there were marks of violence on the body.

The woman has been identified as Amoy Lewis, 41, of Nine Street, Barataria. She was identified by her sister at the Forensic Science Centre, St James.

An autopsy by Dr Valery Alexandrov showed Lewis suffered blunt trauma to the head as well as shock and bleeding from chop wounds. She was also stabbed with a cutlass.

Manzanilla police said at around 6 a.m., they received information from a passerby and went to a beach located at 65.5 kilometre-mark along the Manzanilla Road.

Homicide detectives were also called in to investigate.

District Medical Officer Dr Tantoco examined the body and it was removed to the Forensic Science Centre.

In another incident, a 20-year-old student of the University of the West Indies drowned at a Mayaro beach on Wednesday.

Amelia Dhanraj, of Church Street, St Charles Road, Princes Town, got into difficulties while in the water with relatives. She was pursuing studies in psychology.