One man is currently assisting police with their investigation into the disappearance of St Philip resident, Marcelle Smith, police announced today.
Seventy-five-year-old Smith has not been seen or heard from since October 13, and her family has been appealing for the public’s assistance in locating her.
On Friday Smith’s daughter, Tanya Smith, announced that the family would double the $5,000 reward for anyone with information on the whereabouts of her mother.
A statement issued today by police public relations officer, Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch, confirmed that police recovered the body of a woman from a ravine at Halton Plantation, St Philip yesterday.
According to Welch the body, which was in an advanced state of decomposition, was recovered with the assistance of members of the Barbados Fire Service.
The body has not been identified.
A post mortem will be carried out.