By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com ] – Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud today [Friday, August 22] confirmed that the samples of the female remains which were discovered at Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown last month in a clump of bushes were sent to Trinidad and Tobago for DNA testing.
The remains are believed to be that of missing St. Stanislaus Teacher, Nyozi Goodman.
The Top Cop was at the time responding to questions from iNews as it relates to the departure and whereabouts of the samples which left Guyana on Thursday morning.
According to Persaud, the Police Force has been assured that the findings would return to Guyana in a timely manner, as he pointed out recent investments and developments which have taken place at the T& T lab.
In the past, the Police Force used labs in Barbados, Jamaica and in some cases the United States. Of recent the Guyana Police Force has been using a lab in Brazil for its testing.
The missing teacher’s mother did indicate to sections of the media that the remains are that of her daughter pointing to a belt which was discovered close to the body.
Persons have been arrested and questioned in relation to the disappearance but no one has been charged.
The decomposed remains were found on July 25 by a man who went to relieve himself in the area. Goodman disappeared without a trace following a basketball game at the National Gymnasium on July 6.
The woman, who has been a teacher for almost a decade and teaches Geography and Social Studies at the St. Stanislaus College, had reportedly accompanied another teacher and students from her school.
According to her brother, Nestor Thompson following the game, she told the students to go ahead since someone will pick her up to drop her home, but that was the last anyone would see of the woman.