A self-employed mother of four was chopped to death and her body found half naked at her home in Laventille, on Wednesday morning.
The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Sherian Huggins, 29 of #52 Dan Kelly, Laventille.
Police are now searching for the suspect, who is said to be a close male relative of the victim.
According to a police report, at about 4 am, a close female relative of the suspect reportedly told police that she heard Huggins and the suspect in an argument.
Upon checking, the female relative saw the suspect armed with a cutlass and chopping Huggins about her body.
When she called out for help, police said, the suspect ran away.
Police officers who were called to the scene found Huggins dead with multiple chop wounds to the upper torso and neck.
Police said Huggins’ body was clad only in a multi coloured top. The body was naked from the waist, downwards.
A party of officers (including Snr officers Ag/Sgt Lucas, Cpl De Silva and Ag/Insp Maraj) visited the scene, along with homicide officers (including WPC Mollah, WPC Liverpool, WPC Morgan Jobe and Ag/Cpl Pierre).
Investigations are continuing.