T&T completes DNA test on remains believed to be missing teacher

T&T completes DNA test on remains believed to be missing teacher

Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago have completed DNA tests on the samples of the remains of a woman’s body that was found on an empty plot of land at Turkeyen on the East Coast of Demerara a few months ago.

Local investigators believe the remains may be those of missing St. Stanislaus teacher Nyozi Goodman. However, the confirmation will come once the results are collected.

Crime Chief Leslie James confirmed to News Source that the tests have been completed but he noted that an investigator from Guyana will have to fly to Trinidad to uplift the results. He said he is hoping that could be done before the end of this week.

News Source understands that the Guyana authorities were informed about the completion of the tests close to a month ago. It’s unclear why no one has gone to Trinidad to uplift the results as yet.

The Crime Chief said once the results are uplifted, he will make the findings public.

The school teacher went missing in early July and the badly decomposed body of a woman was found in late July. Because of the decomposed state of the body, a decision was made to send samples to Trinidad for DNA tests.  The family of the missing teacher is hoping for closure in the matter.

Filed: 4th November, 2014

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