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Another body found in Brasso Seco

by | Nov 12, 2014

NEWS GRAPHIC 10Optimism for the safe return of family member may have started to dwindle.

The decomposing body of what is suspected to be that of a woman has been found.

According to police, approximately 3.15 p.m. yesterday, a farmer from the Brasso Seco Paria district alerted police officers involved in the search for the missing Brasso Seco family members of a stench emanating from some bushes.

Officers from the Homicide Bureau and the Crime Scene Unit visited the scene where they came upon a decomposing body believed to be that of a female.

Still missing are 49-year-old Irma Rampersad and her daughters Felicia Gonzales, 17, and Jenelle Gonzales, 19.

The Police Service has issued an all-points alert for the whereabouts of Azmon Alexander, alias “Pappi” and “Apalon”, deemed “a person of interest” and a known fugitive in the case.

Azmon

Azmon Alexander, alias “Pappi” and “Apalon”

Members of the public are being asked to assist the Police Service in the safe return of the remaining family members by calling the hotline number 708-9956.

Meanwhile, the male adult who was found wrapped in a blanket with a baby on Saturday, off a precipice along the Paria Main Road, died as a result of asphyxiation.

This was revealed yesterday as autopsies on the bodies of the adult and the baby were completed.

According to reports, based on the results of the post-mortem on the adult, the man was strangled, most probably with the bandanna which was found around his neck, police said. The results were undetermined for the body of the young child who was found.

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) sam­ples were also secured from both bodies and are expected to be sent for testing to confirm their identities.

Relatives of the missing family of four in Brasso Seco firmly believe the bodies of the man and baby are those of 51-year-old Felix Martinez and one-year-old Shania Amoroso.

They came to this conclusion after viewing both bodies at the centre on Monday.

While the advanced stage of decomposition prevented the family recognising either of the two from facial features alone, the articles of clo­thing which both bodies bore were recognisable by the relatives who viewed the bodies.

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