Police swooped down on the home of a 62-year-old Penal businesswoman yesterday, after receiving unconfirmed information that she had been abducted and murdered. Although they found no evidence to suggest 62-year-old Christina Adsette had suffered such fate, her whereabouts remained a mystery up to late yesterday.
Adsette’s brother told police he last saw her around 7.30 pm on Monday at the front gate of her home at Suchit Trace.
Adsette, who resided in England for several years, operates a foot clinic at her home.
Officers from the Special Intelligence Unit contacted the Penal Police Station and requested assistance to investigate a possible abduction and homicide.
The missing woman’s brother was contacted and met officers at her home. He told the police his sister’s personal belongings were inside her home, including her cellphones and keys to her vehicle.
Police said there were no signs of forced entry and everything appeared to be intact. There were no traces of blood and no workable fingerprints in the house either.
Adsette’s cellphones were handed over to the Cyber Crime Unit.
When Guardian Media visited Adsette’s home yesterday, the police were speaking to her brother and his wife. However, the relatives did not speak to the media.
There were for sale signs posted in front of the property.
Former Penal/Debe Chamber president Rampersad Suraj complained that the business community is under siege.
“There is nothing more that the business community can possibly do. We are paying ransom money, protection money, taxes, installing burglarproofing and anything we possibly can for protection,” he said.
Suraj said Penal/Debe residents have become targets of home invasions and other types of criminality. He complained that Penal Police Station is not properly resourced and this is hampering the officers’ performance.
“What more can the business community do? All of us are sitting ducks,” he said.