Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Venezuelan woman killed in St James; suspect held

Police said a 32-year-old Venezuelan woman was killed last night in St James in a suspected domestic incident.

Loop News was informed that the deceased was identified as Jhandrys Espinoza, a Venezuelan national. 

According to police reports, around 7.45 pm, Espinoza and a 42-year-old man known to her had a confrontation at their home in Flagstaff Hill, St James.

During the confrontation, Espinoza was allegedly strangled.

Neighbours who heard the commotion notified the police and Espinoza's body was found in the bedroom of her home.

The 42-year-old man has since been taken into custody.

Police said a post-mortem is expected to take place today.

Just last month, another Venezuelan woman, Joanna Diaz, was reported missing, then found dead in a cesspit, in an unrelated incident. A Couva man who was known to her was charged with her murder. 

More on this as it becomes available. 

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