Saturday 8 August, 2020

Young St Thomas woman missing since church on Sunday, found dead

Abina Bertram

Abina Bertram

The search for a 21-year-old woman who went missing after leaving for church in St Thomas last Sunday, has ended in tragedy.

The police are reporting that the body of the woman, identified as Abina Bertram, also called ‘Tashell’, of Industry Hill in the parish, was found on Friday.

The body was discovered floating in a river in a section of the parish.

Sources said a group of persons went to the river and found the remains and raised an alarm.

The police suspect foul play as the partially nude body was found with the hands bound and the face down in the murky waters.

After going missing on Sunday, the young woman’s disappearance triggered an extensive search by her family members, in tandem with the police, which ended in tragedy on Friday.

Reports are that Bertram was last seen in the presence of a man before she went missing.

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