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Suspect in nurse’s killing released

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Jaya Dubay-Ramrattan

As the family of murdered nurse Jaya Dubay-Ramrattan bid a final farewell to her today, police are still hunting for her killer. The lone suspect detained for questioning hours after her partially decomposed body was found inside her car trunk has been released.



Investigators said there was not enough evidence to charge the suspect but maintained that investigations were ongoing. The funeral service for the 32-year-old mother of one will take place at her Wilson Road, Clarke Road, Penal home at 10 am, then to the Shore of Peace cremation site at Mosquito Creek, South Oropouche. Dubay-Ramrattan, a registered nurse at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Cocorite, and the St Ann’s Hospital, went missing on January 23 and was discovered dead on Thursday.



Her husband Rishi Ramrattan reported her missing to St James police around 9 pm on Wednesday, hours before her blue Hyundai Elantra, which bore her body, was discovered at the car park of the San Fernando General Hospital. Ramrattan told police that he last saw his wife alive on January 23 at their home around 10 pm, but when he looked for her around 2.45 am the following morning, she was not in the house.


He told police she had  texted him to say  she was going to lime with other nurses but did not return home. He said he went to her workplaces in search of her but was told  she had not shown up for duty for the past week. A neighbour who went to the hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department around 4 am on Thursday saw the car and contacted police. The car was taken to the Barrackpore Police Station and there police found her inside the trunk. She was wearing a house dress. 


Acting Woman Sgt Cuffy is continuing investigations.