One week after she was reported missing, it is believed that the sister of Independent Senator Hazel Thompson-Ahye has been found dead.
The decomposing body of retired nurse Hermina Doughty, 71, of Trincity was found at St Michael’s Road, Tacarigua yesterday.
Police say the body bore marks of violence.
Doughty was last seen on August 17 as she drove her silver Nissan Wingroad car north along Dinsley Road towards the Eastern Main Road.
Relatives became alarmed after Doughty failed to attend a family mass at the Arouca Holy Trinity RC Church on August 18, and the Towers Prayer Group meeting of the RC Cathedral on August 19.
Even though checks were carried out at hospitals, hotels and other public places–efforts to locate her proved futile.
In a social media post shortly after, relatives appealed for the public’s assistance to locate Doughty and urged citizens to contact the TTPS with any information.
As officers in the Northern Division continued searching for Doughty and her missing vehicle, investigations took to them a house at St Michael’s Road yesterday, where one man was detained in connection with the matter.
It is believed the man assisted officers with locating Doughty’s body.
Awarded the Florence Nightingale Award for excellence in nursing, Doughty had been in charge of the Blanchisseuse Health Centre for a number of years. Until very recently, Doughty had been posted at the Arima Health Facility.
Contacted around 5:30pm yesterday, Thompson-Ahye was unable to say much.
Indicating she was at the police station with two other relatives, Thompson-Ahye said she had not been allowed to see the body so she was unable to confirm if it’s her sister and was going on what she saw on social media.
She also indicated the police had not released much information relating to the discovery of the body, believed to be that of her sister.