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Krystal Primus-Espinoza

The post-mortem carded for mother of two Krystal Primus-Espinoza has been pushed to next week.

Police sources yesterday said this was to allow for a COVID-19 test, which is now the protocol for all bodies due to the ongoing pandemic.

Police also said they currently had no one in custody in relation to Primus-Espinoza’s death.

Previous reports indicated that a close male relative was detained for questioning after Primus-Espinoza’s body was found on Thursday. Yesterday, however, the TTPS said a cause of death is yet to be determined so there won’t be sufficient basis for persons of interest to be taken in custody at this time.

It added that a post-mortem to determine the cause of death is expected to take place between Monday and Wednesday.

The body of the 36-year-old mother was found at Penzance Beach in Toco on Thursday afternoon. Earlier in the day, her pickup was found on a beach at the bottom of a cliff in Balandra. In the vehicle, several of her documents and the ID of her husband Alvon Espinoza were found.

Primus-Espinoza was reported missing to police by relatives on Thursday after she left St Ann’s, Mayaro home to visit her mother on Wednesday and did not return.

Primus-Espinoza, Ricardo Primus, is reported as saying he believes his sister was murdered. On his Facebook account, however, he lamented that people were sharing pictures of his sister’s body online.

“Why would people be sharing or send me a pic of my sister body? I was there and assisted in removing the body from the water. Why do I need to be reminded?” he asked.