T&T woman found dead, man confesses to strangling her

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(Trinidad Guardian) Police are investigating the death of Freeport resident Latchmi Persad.

According to reports, a 35-year-old man who knew Persad went to the Couva Police Station on Saturday and told officers he had strangled Persad, 42, of Ramsamooj Avenue, Chickland, on Friday.

Latchmi Persad

Police visited the house around 2 pm and broke down the door to find Persad’s body in the bedroom. Persad worked at a nearby mini mart and lived alone, as her mother died last year.

The circumstances that led to her death were unclear last evening and police will await the results of an autopsy today. The suspect remains in police custody.

Police are also investigating the murder of a St Vincent national Eric Henry, who was shot and killed in Dow Village, California, on Saturday around 10 pm.

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