Contrary to earlier reports, there is no one in custody in relation to the death of Krystal Primus-Espinoza, according to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).
Previous reports indicated that a close male relative was in custody, but that is not the case, as a cause of death is yet to be determined.
Until a cause of death is determined, there won’t be sufficient basis for prospective persons of interest to be taken in custody, the TTPS said.
A post-mortem to determine the cause of death is expected to take place next week, between Monday 7th and Wednesday 9th December 2020.
But, before that occurs, a COVID-19 test must be carried out, as is the standard process at this time.
The body of the 36-year-old mother was found at Penzance Beach in Toco yesterday afternoon, Thursday 3 December 2020.
Earlier in the day, the vehicle in which she was last seen was found at the bottom of a cliff in Balandra.
In the vehicle, several of her documents—as well as the ID of a male relative—were found.
On Thursday morning, Primus-Espinoza was reported missing to police by relatives.
The brother of the Primus-Espinoza, Ricardo Primus, is reported as saying he believes his sister was murdered.
On his Facebook account, he lamented that people were sharing pictures of his sister’s body online.
“Why would people be sharing or send me a pic of my sister body? I was there and assisted in removing the body from the water. Why do I need to be reminded?” he asked.