POLICE INVESTIGATORS are now examining "scientific evidence" they say will help to determine if the body of a female found along the Port Royal Road in Kingston last week is that of Tandy Lewis, the missing Post and Telecommunications Department employee.
Head of the St Andrew Central Police, Senior Superintendent Derrick Knight, who made the disclosure, said the police will know more within a week.
"We are hoping that by next week we can at least say whether this is the body [of Lewis] or not," Knight told The Gleaner.
Lewis, 30, is the public relations officer at the Post and Telecommu-nications Department, and has been missing from her St Andrew home since October 16.
The body of the female was discovered a day later in an area that was apparently set on fire.
The Kingston Eastern Police say a preliminary post-mortem has indicated that the victim was "between 18 and 20 years old" and was "four months pregnant".
In a statement last week, head of the Kingston Eastern Police, Superintendent Arthur Brown, said the investigating team collected several samples and handed them over to the government laboratory.
Tandy Lewis has been missing since October 16.