False alarm for Coreen’s family

As the case of missing woman Coreen Singh deepens, police believe a 27-year-old Cunupia man may hold critical information that can assist in their investigations.

However, a contact number given to them, which was used to communicate with him just mere hours after Singh’s burnt out vehicle was found in St Augustine on Monday morning, is now said to be going straight to a recording. The man is also said to be no longer at his last known address.

Meanwhile, at about 3 pm yesterday, relatives continuing their own search for her in the Trantrail Road, St Augustine area, stumbled upon a bubble wrapped box in the bushes just a few metres off the road. Frantic relatives initially believed it was her body and called the police to the scene. However, when officer carried out checks they confirmed it was not a body but “just an old box.” Singh, 25, who worked as a supervisor at Xtra Foods in Arima, went missing on Saturday. She was last seen at her Peytonville, Carapo home shortly after 4 pm.

Somewhat relieved that their discovery was not Singh’s body, relatives carried on with their search up to late yesterday.

Police officers, however, came under heavy fire from some family members who claimed they were not getting the support they thought they would from the officers.

“Some are willing to help us search, but others seem not to care…the police should be out here in their numbers with dogs and whatever else technology that they have…one day (referring to Monday) is not enough. The police claim to be searching other areas but we are not being told where and if they really are,” one relative said.

Speaking with the T&T Guardian yesterday, Singh’s eldest sister, Sharon Reyes, said when she last made contact with one of Singh’s close relatives, he told her he was having car problems and that once he got it sorted out he would go to the police station. However, Reyes confirmed that officers are yet to see the man.

Reyes made a desperate call for help from members of the public.

“I would like anyone who may know anything at all to please help us…tell us something…tell us what happened to my sister and where we can find her, please. Her mother had three strokes and she needs her daughter…we need our sister,” she said.

Yesterday, the T&T Police Service sent out a media release asking members of the public to assist in their investigations.

Singh is of mixed descent, five-feet tall, medium built with a brown complexion and has long black hair. She was last seen wearing a white top with a pair of blue jeans and white sneakers. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Singh is asked to call 800-TIPS or contact the police at 999, 911,555 or any police station.

www.guardian.co.tt (Rhondor Dowlat)

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