By Prior Beharry
POLICE have confirmed that the body of Andrea Bharatt has been found down a precipice along the Heights of Aripo just after 12 noon on Thursday.
The body was in a decomposed state with its head facing down.
It was clad in a multi-coloured top with pink underwear.
Speaking at the press conference at the Police Administration Building in Port-of-Spain on Thursday morning Police Commissioner Gary Griffith said the search for kidnapped victim Bharatt was a rescue operation and not a recovery one.
But a release by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service confirmed the news on Thursday afternoon.
Bharatt, a clerk at the Arima Magistrate’s Court, went missing after taking a car to get home last Friday. She never reached.
Bharatt’s father Randolph visited the scene just after 3pm and left shortly thereafter.
Police held at least six suspects during their investigations.
One of the men died in custody at hospital while another is in intensive care.
Crime Stoppers had offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to Bharatt’s return. Businessman Gary Aboud also pledged an additional $25,000 while talkshow host Ian Alleyne offered $400,000 for her safe return.