|MAN FINDS WIFE DEAD |
STACY MOORE and NALINEE SEELAL Friday, May 19 2017
FEWHRONI RAMPERSAD is the nation’s 200th murder victim for the year.
Rampersad, 41, was found on a bed in her Mafeking Village, Mayaro home yesterday by her husband who had returned home.
He found her with two plastic bags over her head. Police suspect she was suffocated to death but will await the results of an autopsy scheduled for today at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.
Rampersad is the third woman to be murdered within the past nine days. On Wednesday, Savitri Mohammed, 54, was found dead by her husband in their Bonne Adventure, Gasparillo home. A single chop wound almost decapitated her. And last week Wednesday, Tara Ramdeen was found with her throat slit at her Mayaro home. Her estranged companion Andrew Vasquez, 73, committed suicide after cutting her throat, by driving his car into the path of an oncoming truck.
According to police, at about 11 am, Rampersad’s husband Dave, 43, a grass cutter, returned to the family’s Chrysostom Road, Mafeking Village home and found her dead on their bed. He contacted the police.
There were no signs of forced entry and the house was not ransacked.
Police cordoned off the house yesterday as villagers gathered nearby to see what was going on.R ampersad’s brother-in-law Danesh Rampersad said news of her death had shocked him deeply.
“I awoke to the news that my sister-in-law was found dead.
This is not the news I expected to wake up to,” he said. He said Rampersad was a woman of God who regularly preached to anyone she met on the road.
“She was a Jehovah’s Witness and could always be seen with a book in her hand, preaching to people. They are speculating that she was killed or she took her own life, but I really don’t know what to say,” Danesh said. He said that his sister -in- law has always been a strong woman and her faith always kept her going.
“She did not strike me as suicidal at all. She was always smiling and of a happy disposition. I cannot see any reason why someone would want to harm her,” he said. In 2015 Rampersad was involved in a vehicular accident in Bristol Village, Mayaro which claimed the lives of four people.
Rampersad spent months recovering in the hospital.
Mayaro police including Inspector Mahabir, Sgt Ramsahai and PC Rampersad went to the scene and cordoned off the area. A district medical officer viewed the body and an initial test revealed Mohan may have died from suffocation. Neighbours said they did not hear any commotion and did not see any strange people in the area.
Police were told that Mohan and Rampersad, who lived in the ground-floor apartment of Rampersad’s parent’s home, had been in a common-law relationship for five years and had no children. For the same period last year, there were 180 murders.