The burnt body found in a cane field in Montego Bay, last Monday, has been identified positively as that of missing Trinidad & Tobago school teacher, Michelle Coudray-Greaves, based on forensic results released to the police earlier today.
“The police can now confirm that the dental records supplied to them last week, to carry out investigations and establish the identity of a burnt body found in a cane field in Montego Bay, have been validated by a dental expert,” said Superintendent Steve Brown, the head of the police’s CCN.
“The records confirmed the body is that of Michelle Coudray-Greaves, who was reported missing on June 8.”
The 39-year-old educator, the daughter of high profile Trinidad & Tobago politician, San Fernando’s mayor, Marlene Coudray, went missing some two weeks ago, days after returning to the island from a brief stay in her homeland.
“After seeing the bracelet and the dental braces, I was always convinced it was her,” said Coudray-Greaves, friend and landlady, fellow educator Gina Haughton.
“It is just a sad situation and my heart goes out to her family, especially her three children.”
The identification of the body was done through the use of Coudray-Greaves’ dental records and blood sample provided by her mother for DNA analysis.
Mayor Coudray, who arrived in the island last Thursday with her daughter’s dental records, view the burnt remains of the body found in the cane field two days later.
Upon seeing the bracelet found at the scene, she reportedly remarked, “It is Michelle.”
A postmortem conducted on the body last week proved inconclusive, causing investigators to sought the assistance of a second pathologist, who did further examination.
The man, who the police held last week, as a person of interest, remains in police custody as the Police intensify their investigations.