Police and fire officials have recovered a decomposing body from a ravine at Rolling Hills, St George.
Police Public Relations Officer David Welch confirmed tonight that the discovery was made just after 7 p.m. by lawmen who were assisted by fire officials in pulling the body from the grassy terrain around 9:30 p.m.
Lawmen are yet to positively identify the body believed to be that of a woman.
However, the discovery follows the disappearance of 75-year-old Marcelle Smith on October 13.
Just yesterday, Smith’s family doubled a financial reward offered for news of her whereabouts from $5,000 to $10,000 after an intense search by lawmen this week for the Farm Road, St Philip resident proved futile.
Family members were not immediately available for comment tonight. However, her daughter Tanya has been insistent that her elderly mother had not wandered off from home but was the victim of a crime.
“We have evidence of the crime that unfolded and an accurate timeline of event. The electronic footprint for our mother . . . has enabled us to do this. We know multiple people are involved,” Smith said on Friday.