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Japanese woman found dead in Trinidad, clad in carnival costume

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 2:51 PM

The body of a Japanese woman who had gone to Trinidad and Tobago to participate in the carnival celebrations there has been found in the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain.

Police late last night said she had been identified as Asami Nagakiya and that she was still wearing her carnival costume when the body was found.

The woman was found lying in an awkward position, slumped over exposed roots of a massive tree in the Savannah with one hand behind her back.

She bore minor lacerations on one of her elbows and on her face and her hair was tousled.

The police statement says the woman, who appears to have been between the ages 20 and 25, was a regular visitor for the Carnival, which ended on Tuesday.

Police say two cleaners employed with the Port of Spain City Corporation found Nagakiya’s body.

An autopsy is expected to be done later today.