This confirms the suspicion of Ilze who had identified the body as that of her missing sister.

DNA test confirms decomposed body found in Tpuram is that of missing Latvian woman
news Death Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 14:14

The result of the DNA test conducted on the decomposed body found in Thiruvananthapuram late on Friday, has confirmed that it is of the missing Latvian woman Liga.

Liga’s sister Ilze told TNM that the DNA result confirmed the dead body was that of Liga and she alleged that it’s a homicide. However, she added that she doesn’t suspect anyone in particular in connection with this. “We didn't know anybody in the area, we have never been to Kovalam beach before or any of those beaches in the area,” she said.

Meanwhile, the mystery surrounding the woman’s death is yet to be solved, as the police has not been able to make any headway in the case.

Ilze said that she trusts the investigation team, but added, “Yet, I will be following up everything personally as that is my nature - to understand all aspects of situations I am faced with.”  

The post-mortem report and forensic examination results are yet to come.

Although the family is from Latvia, they are now permanent residents of Ireland. On asked when she is planning to return to Ireland, she said, “I will decide when the post-mortem report comes out and I have more information. My parents keep on asking me every day to come home. I keep saying to them, we need to finish it all in a proper way.”

However, Assistant Commissioner Fort, JK Dinil said that he hasn’t seen the DNA test result. “The forensic examination and other test results also have to come,” he said.

A yoga trainer based in Kovalam is reportedly being interrogated by the investigating team. According to a report in Asianet, the trainer usually wears an overcoat, and an overcoat had been found from near the dead body. However, Dinil declined to comment on such details.

On the suspicion that it was a murder, the officer said that such conclusions can be drawn only after further investigation. “We have been collecting information from so many people, as many as 30 local people including guides. All of them are still in the process of being interrogated,” he said.

Some other reports in Malayalam media have suggested that Liga was strangulated. Her decomposed body was found from inside mangroves at Chenthilakkara near Kovalam beach on Friday, April 20.

33-year-old Liga had come to Kerala in February for getting Ayurvedic therapy for depression and went missing on March 14.

Read: Decomposed body, suspected to be that of missing Latvian woman, found in T'Puram



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