Decomposed body found in Kerala, suspected to be of missing Lithuanian tourist

Elias Hubbard
April 21, 2018

However, the state police is administration is waiting for forensic tests to be completed for an official confirmation. The head was found at a few metres away from the body.

After more than a month of frantic search, the Kerala police have found a headless body of a woman hanging upside from a tree which they suspect to be that of a 33-year-old Latvian national, who went missing from Kovalam on March 14, 2018. The fishermen found the body and alerted the police.

"The womans body, with the head severed, ankles and toes detached, was recovered yesterday, another senior police officer told PTI".

The post-mortem will be followed by a DNA test that is likely to be done at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram.

Her husband Andrew and her sister had printed her posters and distributed them around to help them lead to any clue.

They took a look at the body and told police that the shirt and hair were similar to that of the missing woman. She had gone missing since March 14 after she visited Kovalam beach. However, the jacket and slippers were not hers, they said. Ilze and Andrew, apart from the police, had been frantically searching for Liga ever since she went missing. The Special Investigation Team probing the woman missing case has also reached the spot to collect evidence. It has also announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for anyone providing information about the missing woman. According to the complaint lodged by Liga's sister Ilze Skromane, Liga left the resort at 8:30 am, she took an auto to Kovalam and was last seen around 11.30 am.

Liga had come to Thiruvananthapuram to undergo ayurvedic therapy as she was reportedly suffering from post-traumatic depression, NDTV reported.

She went missing from the treatment center in Pothencode.

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