The body of missing Sophia woman, Simone Hackett, was discovered in a trench this morning at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, confirming the worst fears of family members that she may have been murdered and dumped there by her captor/s.
INews understands that the discovery was made this morning by school children who were passing by the area at the time.
The 23-year-old woman who went missing since Friday was supposed to be the Maid of Honor at her sister’s wedding over the weekend. But on Saturday night, Simone left her C Field, Sophia home around 20.00 hrs to collect a package sent from Mahdia by her son’s father. It is still not clear what happened to the woman after she left to uplift the package as desperate relatives tried unsuccessfully to make contact with her from that point.
According to reports, Simone received a telephone call from her son’s father around 18:00 hrs on Saturday, where he made arrangements for her to uplift a package from someone bringing bringing the package from Mahdia.
Relatives became very worried after noticing that it was getting late and Simone was nowhere in sight. They tried several times to make contact with her via her mobile phone, but it kept going to voicemail.
Simone’s mother told a section of the media that she received a call from her daughter’s phone at 22:10 hrs, but only heard background noises.
INews understands that the reputed husband claimed that he last made phone contact with Simone at around 18.00 hrs on Saturday.
Investigations are continuing into the matter.