body found

It's not kidnapped victim Ria Sookdeo

The decomposed body of a woman found in South Trinidad is not that of missing hairdresser Ria Sookdeo.

Police say the body belongs to someone else.

According to police the body of the woman found had a tattoo on her foot.

Sookdeo had no tattoos.

At around 9.30 am officers of the Anti-KIdnapping Unit, Criminal Gang Intelligence Unit and San Fernando CID responded to reports that a body was found three miles off  Bunsee Trace, Penal, an area police had searched one week ago.

Police seek public assistance with identifying masquerader's body.

The police are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the body of a female masquerader which was found under a tree at the Queen's Park Savannah.

The following is the police media release:

"The assistance of the public is sought in identifying the body of a woman of Asian descent found today at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain.