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.