Tue | May 23, 2017

Two charged with murder of Trinidadian policewoman

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:25 PM

Two persons will return to court on April 18 after they were charged with murder and illegally disposing of the body of woman police officer Nyasha Joseph, whose body was fished out of the sea last week.

Melissa and Kenneth Browne appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers Caesar in the Port of Spain Eighth Court today, less than 24 hours after the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution had given police the go-ahead to charge them.

Kenneth Browne, 36, is charged with knowingly assisting in the murder of the police officer and illegally disposing of a body, while Melissa Browne, 36, is charged with murder.

Investigators believe Joseph was killed sometime between March 8 and March 16, at Sea Lots, just on the outskirts of the capital.

The policewoman had been reported missing on March 8, and her body was found by a fisherman in Gulf of Paria on March 16.

The cause of her death is yet to be determined.