The body of 22 year old Andrea Bharatt has been discovered by police officers in Aripo.
The search for kidnapped victim, Andrea Bharatt, ended this afternoon after her body was found down a precipice along the Heights of Aripo.
According to reports, around 12:20 pm today, a motorist was driving his vehicle along the Heights of Aripo Road when he looked down a precipice and saw a decomposed body. He contacted the police who responded immediately and found the body in an advanced state of decomposition.
Based on the clothing on the body, relatives have confirmed that it is Andrea Bharatt, 23, a clerk who was last attached to the Arima Magistrates’ Court. Ms Bharatt boarded a taxi in Arima on January 29th, 2021, and has not been seen since.
Several units within the TTPS, the Defence, hunters and members of the public have been searching for Ms Bharatt for the past seven days. Several persons of interest are in police custody.
Investigations are continuing.
An immediate search and rescue was launched to find Bharatt after a report was made by her father that she never returned home from work as a clerk at the Arima Magistrate’s Court.
Bharatt was reported missing by her father, Randy Bharatt, on Friday 29th January.
She was last seen entering a taxi at King Street, Arima, with a co-worker. She never returned to her home along the Arima Old Road.
Further reports state that Crime Stoppers offered a $50,000 reward while Mode Alive’s Gary Aboud has pledged $25,000 and the Full Trottle Hunting Club has also offered a reward of $25,000.