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Body found in Grenada believed to be that of missing Canadian woman

linnea-and-sonsBy Caribbean 360 From St Lucia News

CARIBBEAN360 – The search for missing Canadian Linnea Moore Veinotte has apparently come to a tragic end.

A partially decomposed body believed to be that of the 36-year-old was found in the south of the island today, the same day that Akim Frank who was wanted in connection with her disappearance surrendered to police.

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) said it could not yet confirm the identify, even though it “believes the body to be that of the missing Linnea Veinotte based on information received during the course of the investigation into her disappearance”.

“However, the RGPF advises the general public that a positive identification must be made before final confirmation,” it said in a statement as news spread that Veinotte’s body had been found.

“The police will continue to work speedily to resolve this matter and will keep the public informed accordingly.”

The St. George’s University where Venoitte worked also tweeted that it was the body of the mother of two that had been discovered and went as far as saying that 26-year-old Frank had confessed his involvement.

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Family confirms Canadian lecturer found dead in Grenada

missing-woman-linnea-300x200By Caribbean 360 From St Lucia On Line

CARIBBEAN 360 – The family of missing Canadian university lecturer Linnea Veinotte has confirmed that the body found on Friday was hers, and have thanked the Grenadian police and public for their assistance and support.

“We are of course devastated at the loss of our beautiful Linnea, mother, wife, daughter, sister, and a friend to so many. We would like to thank the many hundreds of people who helped in the search and the many, many thousands in Grenada and around the world who have offered their support, kindness and prayers,” the family said in a press statement.

The partially decomposed body of the 36-year-old mother, who worked at St. George’s University (SGU), was found five days after she and family dog Nico went for a Sunday morning run. The dog was hit by a car and left injured on the side of the road. Veinotte was not on the scene but police said evidence did not indicate she had also been hit.

After a few days of investigation, police found the vehicle and subsequently said that 26-year-old Akim Frank was a person of interest in the case. He turned himself into police less than 24 hours later – in the early hours of Friday morning – and later that day Veinotte’s body was found in the south of the island.

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Man charged in death of N.B. woman who disappeared in Grenada

From CTV News The Canadian Press

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Police in Grenada say they have charged a man in the death of a New Brunswick woman who disappeared while jogging on the small Caribbean island more than a week ago.

In a statement, police say Akim Frank has been formally charged in the death of Linnea Veinotte.

The 26-year-old man turned himself in after being wanted in connection with her disappearance.

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Police in the Caribbean country of Grenada have charged a man in the death of 36-year-old Linnea Veinotte. (Facebook)

Police didn’t indicate the exact charge, but say they will hold a briefing today at their headquarters in St. George’s.

Assistant Supt. Sylvan McIntyre of the Royal Grenada Police Force said late Friday that police were still awaiting autopsy results.

A Facebook page says Veinotte was born in New Denmark, N.B., and has a home in Nova Scotia.

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