A man whose sister was killed in an alleged domestic incident is advising that background checks be done on prospective partners.
The man, who gave his name only as Dennis, was at the Forensics Science Centre, St James, yesterday for the post-mortem on his sister Rachel Noel, 57, whose mutilated body was found face down in the sand at Manzanilla Beach on Saturday.
Noel, who lived at Walke Street, Sangre Grande, was employed at the Sangre Grande Hospital. She was last seen alive on Friday at a bar on Ojoe Road, Sangre Grande, in the company of a man known to the police.
Her body was found by a contractor who was doing road works along the Manzanilla/Mayaro Road.
Dennis, who described his sister as hard-working, said, “She was a very progressive person. She was a very nice and kind person. She was always willing to help any and everybody who needed that help.”
He said he last spoke with her approximately one month before her death and claimed she had been involved in an abusive relationship.
“She was even afraid to talk to her own brothers, her own family...because if he even knew she was talking to us, he would get violent,” he said.
Dennis added: “My advice to people in general is that before you get hooked up in a relationship, try and check the person’s background and find out about that person. You could be forming a relationship with a person who is criminally insane.”
Investigations into Noel’s death are continuing.