The family of murdered St Philip resident Marcelle Smith has been thanking the police and the public for their work in locating their missing mother.
Earlier this week police reported that a post mortem confirmed that the body found in a ravine at Halton Plantation, St Philip two weeks ago was that of Smith, who had been missing since October 13.
“We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the Royal Barbados Police Force for their hard work and dedication thus far to the case of our missing mother Marcelle Smith.
“At this difficult time we are grateful for the love, support and prayers of our friends and the Barbadian public,” a statement from her daughter Tanya Smith said.
Smith’s car was found abandoned on Chelston Park, Culloden Road, St Michael six days after she was reported missing.
Police have since charged Cheriss Ricardo Omar Ince, of Nursery No. 2, Four Roads St Phillip, with Smith’s murder, as well as theft of the vehicle, which belonged to her husband, former Lodge School Principal, Aurelius Smith.
Ince has been remanded to HMP Dodds and is due back in court on December 2.