[UPDATED] Kidnapped St Helena woman found unharmed

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Kidnap victim Mattie Maraj, 54, was found on Tuesday morning in Valencia, two days after her husband Narine Maraj, 62, escaped unharmed

DCPs Wendell Williams and Joanne Archie confirmed police found the woman wandering and trying to get help.

The couple was reported missing on January 8 after leaving their home at around 5.30 pm to go to a plot of land they own at Three Bs Drive, Piarco.

Media reports said a $2 million ransom demand was made for their safe return. It was also reported that Narine managed to escape on Sunday afternoon.

Police promised to give more details of when and how they found Mattie Maraj.

Williams told Newsday, "It is true, she was found. I am not in a position to give full details at this moment, but the person was recovered by the police."

Several people are in custody assisting the Anti-Kidnapping Unit.

When Newsday visited the couple’s home at Madras Road, St Helena on Tuesday, the team was met by a man in a blue Ford Ranger pickup van which blocked the team’s pathway.

When the reporter and photographer identified themselves, the man aggressively said, “No comment! That's it! Go, go! We don't want to make no comment at this time!"


"[UPDATED] Kidnapped St Helena woman found unharmed"

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