Police had to employ the use of a backhoe to clear a portion of land and dig a hole in a forested Sangre Chiquito area where the body, believed to be that of missing Analisa gookool, 34, was found this morning.
Police had been closing in on the case based on investigations that had been ongoing since she disappeared in June.
The body was found in an area off Warner Road, Sangre Chiquito.
Initial reports indicate that the body was buried in a deep hole dug in the forest and on Friday senior investigators confirmed to Guardian Media that they spent several hours in a forested area in Sangre Chiquito, on the outskirts of Sangre Grande, with the help of Ministry of Works employees and an excavator.
They returned this morning to continue the search.
Gookool, of Toco Road, Vega de Oropouche, was last seen on June 6 and according to a Trinidad and Tobago Police Service release, was reported missing on June 9 at the Caroni Police Station. The TTPS had sent out a media release about Gookool’s disappearance on June 29.
The media release described Gookool as five feet two inches in height, of East Indian descent, brown complexion, slim build with black hair and brown eyes, with a tattoo on the right upper arm with the words Dave Jeremy Kaithlyn.
Gookool’s father, brother executed
Gookool’s father and brother –Devanand and Jeremy Gokool– were executed in August 2014.
Police had said a man dressed in black approached the duo who were seated on white plastic chairs facing an empty lot of land behind their St Helena home.
52-year-old Gokool, a money-lender, was approached by the man who pretended he wanted to borrow money.
As the two discussed the terms of agreement, the shooter, who police believe was a paid assassin, shot both men once in their heads and walked away.
He then got back in his car and drove off.
Jeremy Gokool, police said, was shot in the chest on January 18, 2014 after he got into an altercation with a man allegedly over a Government contracting deal that went sour.
Police did not link the two incidents.
– with reporting by Mark Bassant
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