UPDATE: Police name woman found dead this morning
UPDATE [4:30 pm]: Police have named the woman found dead this morning
She is Shirley Rogers, 73 years, of no fixed place of abode.
UPDATE [10:00 am]: Woman's body found in Bridgetown, postmortem ordered
The Royal Barbados Police Force provided an update on this investigation in the following press release:
Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the unnatural death of a woman who appears to be in her late sixties, to early seventies.
Her lifeless body was discovered sometime after 6:00 am today, in the area of a bus shed, along the Princess Alice Highway, St. Michael.
At around 6:19 am, police received a report of the discovery of a woman’s body along Princess Alice Highway. On responding to the report, police discovered the lifeless body of the woman slumped, on the seat by the bus shed.
While investigations are continuing and foul play is suspected, police will await the results of a postmortem to determine the cause of death.
Anyone who can provide any information to assist with the investigation is being asked to contact CID Central at telephone 4307189, 4307190. Police Emergency at telephone number ‘211’, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477), or the nearest police station.
ORIGINAL POST [Unnatural death in Bridgetown]:
Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday 2018 have started with tragedy for some family as it seems a body was discovered this morning in the Lower part of the country's Capital.
The Royal Barbados Police Force has restricted access in the vicinity of the discovery.
Public relations officer with the Force, Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler, confirmed their investigation:
"We are investigating an unnatural death on the Princess Alice Highway in St Michael."
He further added that the area is cordoned off from the Savings Plus Supermarket, down to the exit from the Bridgetown Fish Market Complex on Princess Alice Highway.
More information will be provided as details come to hand.