Trinidad: Nude body found by hunters may be missing 19-year-old mom

Ch­agua­nas res­i­dent Amy Leslie James

(Trinidad Guardian) Po­lice are now seek­ing the pub­lic’s as­sis­tance in iden­ti­fy­ing the body of a woman found by hunters in San­ta Cruz on Sat­ur­day.

How­ev­er, po­lice be­lieve it may be the body of miss­ing Ch­agua­nas res­i­dent Amy Leslie James, a 19-year-old moth­er of two young boys who was re­port­ed miss­ing two weeks ago by rel­a­tives.

Al­though po­lice will have to wait on rel­a­tives to iden­ti­fy the body and an au­top­sy to de­ter­mine the cause of death, they say a tat­too on James fit the de­scrip­tion of one giv­en to them by her rel­a­tives.

Po­lice said a group of hunters found the woman’s nude body in bush­es just off San­ta Bar­bara Boule­vard, San­ta Cruz, around 3 pm Sat­ur­day. The hunters im­me­di­ate­ly con­tact­ed the po­lice.

Of­fi­cers who re­spond­ed said the body was found in a crouched po­si­tion with a plas­tic bag over the head. Fe­male cloth­ing was found near­by. A tat­too of a heart match­ing the de­scrip­tion of one giv­en to them by one of James’ rel­a­tives led po­lice to be­lieve it may be her. The body was tak­en to the Foren­sic Sci­ence Cen­tre in St James and po­lice rel­a­tives will vis­it soon to iden­ti­fy the body.

James was last seen by fam­i­ly mem­bers last Sun­day night when she left home. When she did not re­turn the fol­low­ing day rel­a­tives reached out to fam­i­ly and friends on so­cial me­dia seek­ing her where­abouts and sub­se­quent­ly made a re­port to the Ch­agua­nas Po­lice Sta­tion.

More on this sto­ry as in­for­ma­tion comes to hand.

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