Murder accused appears in court

Adriel Hackett a 26-year-old security guard appeared before the Mayaro Magistrates' Court today, charged with the murder of 24-year-old Chris Rivers.

Hackett of Union-Village, Rio Claro appeared before Magistrate Bryan Debideen, charged with the offence, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Ms Joan Honore-Paul, on July 20th.

The matter was postponed to August 19th.

Ms. Rivers, of El Guanapo Estate, Rio Claro, was reported missing to the Princes Town Police Station on July 10th by her mother.

She was last seen at her workplace; WASA Sub-Station, New Grant, around 6:10 am, on July 8th.

Her decomposing body was found on July 15th, at a forested area at Mafeking Branch Road, Mafeking Village, Mayaro.

Investigations were supervised by ASP (Ag.) Sean Dhillpaul of Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region 2, while, Hackett was charged on July 20th, by PC Collin Gillead also of HBI, Region 2. 

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