September 14, 2010
Police Commissioner: Burnt woman may be ‘foreigner’

A DNA test also known as a Deoxyribonucleic acid test will be carried out on a three year old child of Peruvian Vale as the police try to unravel the mystery behind a burnt female body found at Argyle.{{more}}

Commissioner of Police Keith Miller updating the media on the police’s investigation last Friday, said young women who have been reported to the police as missing have all returned to their homes, but a female “foreigner” who had been living at Peruvian Vale has not been seen for a while.

“We hope other information will be forthcoming before we get to that. But if the information we are expecting is not forthcoming we’ll have to take specimen from the child and the body so that we can see if that female was the mother of that child,” said Miller.

Miller said a doctor has already been contacted on the matter.

“The information that we have so far is that the body may be the body of a national from Barbados or Guyana and that person has not been seen for a while so that is what we are working around now,” said Miller.

He disclosed that the corpse had been burnt from the waist to the head and this is creating a challenge for the police in establishing an identity.

The body was found on Sunday, August 29.

DNA profiling (also called DNA testing, DNA typing, or genetic fingerprinting) is a technique employed by forensic scientists to assist in the identification of individuals on the basis of their respective DNA profiles. DNA profiles are encrypted sets of numbers that reflect a person’s DNA makeup, which can also be used as the person’s identifier.