Strangled! Autopsy determines death of Japanese masquerader

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 00:00

The cause of death of the Japanese maquerader found in the Queen's Park Savannah on Wednesday, has been identified.

Asami Nagakiya was strangled, according to an autopsy conducted at the Forensic Sciences Centre Thursday morning.

Up until this morning's autopsy, the police had said they did not know what led to her death, although marks of violence - including a slash on her arm - were seen.

Nagakiya is described as a well known pannist from Japan who was a frequent visitor to Trinidad and Tobago Carnival to participate in Panorama.

She played mas with Legacy and was discovered still in her costume.

We'll have updates on this story as we get more.