Trinidad and Tobago – The search for missing Felecia Persad, who disappeared on April 2 in Sangre Grande, ended today with the discovery of her decomposing body wrapped in plastic by the killer/s who tried sinking the body in the Mitan River, Manzanilla.
Persad’s killing happened not long after she obtained a protection order, as a result of an abusive relationship.
Exactly a month after the decapitated and dismembered body of Nekeisha Teesdale was found in a barrel floating down the same river.
Persad’s body was found at around 11a.m, by Forestry Division workers who called the police. Investigators said it appears that there was an attempt to submerge the body, since a concrete block was tied to the plastic. The body was head down in the water near a bridge.
Teesdale’s remains were found in a barrel in the river, the evening of March 15. Her killing remains unsolved. Her head was never found.
Persad’s family had mounted a desperate search for her, turning to the police and social media to share a photograph of the 29-year-old woman sitting at a desk in a business suit, at a computer. Friends and family members were at the river when her body was removed from the water this afternoon.
Persad lived at Oropouche Road, Sangre Grande.
She was last seen at her place of work – Giselle’s Fashion, Toco Road, Sangre Grande. When she did not come home the evening of April 2, a brother who is a police officer called her cell phone. No one answered. (Trinidad Express)