Suspected dead body of missing Latvian woman: Police check recovered CCTV footage

Suspected dead body of missing Latvian woman: Police check recovered CCTV footage

The police on Sunday checked CCTV footages that were collected in connection with the discovery of a highly decomposed dead body that is suspected to be of the Latvian woman who went missing from Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram. The investigation is mainly focused at Vazhamuttam where the dead body was found.

Meanwhile, the police could not identify any signs of a suspected suicide from the spot. The spot from where the dead body was found makes the police suspicious about the possibility of the woman being murdered.

The investigation is being conducted under Thiruvananthapuram fort ACP. The police have so far checked more than one hundred CCTV footages from Kovalam to Thiruvallam. Information about the drug users who arrive at the undergrowth where the dead body was found also has been collected from locals.

The post-mortem report is expected to shed more light into what exactly happened to the woman.

The highly decomposed dead body of a young woman was found in a small wooded area near Kovalam on Friday evening. The body was identified as of Liga Skromane, a 33-year-old Latvian woman who had gone missing from March 14, by her sister Ilze Skromane and her live-in partner Andrew Jordan.

Liga had arrived here along with her sister to undergo Ayurveda treatment at a healing centre in Pothencode outside the city. On March 14, she hired an auto rickshaw from Pothencode to go to Kovalam and went missing. Liga had been suffering from severe depression owing to a personal trauma which her family did not wish to disclose, according to her sister Ilze.

Following Liga’s disappearance, her live-in partner Andrew Jordan also arrived from Dublin. Both Ilze and Jordan had been searching for Liga on their own, parallel to the police investigation.