CONFIRMED: Woman was dropped off at airport before found dead at Leguan foreshore  


The body of the woman who was found at the Leguan foreshore one week ago has been positively identified as overseas-based Guyanese, Rooma Dookeran, who recently travelled here to conduct business.

Police Commander of Region Three, Mahendra Sewnarine told the News Room on Friday that the investigation so far revealed that Dookeran was last seen by relatives who dropped her off at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, a few days before the discovery was made.

“We can confirm that indeed she was dropped off at the airport,” Sewnarine told the News Room.  The Police found CCTV footage showing the woman at the airport and efforts are being made to scrub through more CCTV footage to determine how Dookeran made her way back to Leguan.

Dookeran was scheduled to travel back to Canada last Thursday; she had visited Guyana the week before to conduct business, Sewnarine said.

According to Sewnarine, relatives decided to check the funeral parlour upon seeing the news of the body at the foreshore. And there, the body was positively identified as Dookeran.

An autopsy is expected to be conducted sometime on Friday.

The semi-nude body of Dookeran was discovered at around 08:00hrs last Friday at the Leguan foreshore.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story initially stated that the woman’s body was found one day after she was dropped off at the airport; the Police subsequently confirmed that the woman was, in fact, dropped off at the airport three days before her body was discovered. The story has since been updated to reflect accuracy.

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