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El Mercurio de Chile On Line | Hairdresser found dead in partially burnt car

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, at about 10 pm, po­lice of­fi­cers re­spond­ed to a re­port of a ve­hi­cle on fire at Al­mond Dri­ve, Farm Road

In­ves­ti­ga­tions are con­tin­u­ing in­to the death of a hair­dress­er who was found in a car parked in a dark area in Carlsen Field, Ch­agua­nas, on Sat­ur­day night.

The woman has been iden­ti­fied as Sher­ry Ann Joseph-Jem­mott, 42, of Wel­come Road in Cunu­pia.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, at about 10 pm, po­lice of­fi­cers re­spond­ed to a re­port of a ve­hi­cle on fire at Al­mond Dri­ve, Farm Road.

On ar­rival, they saw a sil­ver Nis­san Ti­i­da, reg­is­tered PCY 8485, with the doors closed and smoke com­ing from in­side it.

Up­on mak­ing fur­ther checks, the of­fi­cers saw the woman’s body in the dri­ver’s seat with the seat belt fas­tened around her.

The of­fi­cers opened all the doors to ren­der aid, as the woman was un­re­spon­sive and mo­tion­less. The body had burn marks and her clothes were al­so burnt. The of­fi­cers said they al­so got a strong smell of kerosene in the ve­hi­cle and on her cloth­ing. She was dressed in a white t-shirt and a pair of long kha­ki pants, which po­lice said was damp.

The of­fi­cers said a por­tion of the dri­ver’s seat and steer­ing wheel of the car were al­so par­tial­ly burnt. The keys were still in the ig­ni­tion and the car was parked in the mid­dle of the road­way, in an area not fit­ted with street lights. There are no dwelling hous­es in the area where the ve­hi­cle was found.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors who car­ried out fur­ther checks of the ve­hi­cle found an open and emp­ty bot­tle la­belled Advil on the front pas­sen­ger seat and a bot­tle con­tain­ing kerosene. Both items were al­so par­tial­ly burnt.

Po­lice re­trieved one box of match­es and a wet roll of pa­per tow­els lodged in the space be­tween the front seats and some Advil tablets on the dri­ver’s seat and near the brakes ped­al.

The Dis­trict Med­ical Of­fi­cer vis­it­ed the scene and or­dered the body’s re­moval to the Foren­sic Sci­ence Cen­tre in St James for an au­top­sy.