In separate press releases early yesterday, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Congress of the People political leader Prakash Ramadhar expressed sadness about Michelle Coudray.
The statements were issued even though it was not confirmed in Jamaica that the body found was that of Coudray.
Persad-Bissessar stated, “It is with deep sadness and sorrow that I learned of the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and passing of Michelle Coudray, daughter of San Fernando Mayor, Marlene Coudray.
The terror and pain of a parent to not only outlive her child, but to bear such tragic last memories are unimaginable.”
Persad-Bissessar said, “And as a mother and grandmother, I can only imagine the family’s immense agony. In this time of such sorrow and loss, my prayers are with the Coudray family. May God bless and watch over them and bring solace to them, and in particular Michelle’s three precious children, Chanelle, Danielle and Jonah. May God reach his hand down and touch their lives, and give them the will and strength to carry on.”
Ramadhar stated, “It is with extreme sadness that we join with the rest of the nation to offer our deepest condolences to the Mayor of San Fernando, Her Worship, Marlene Coudray and her family. Words cannot describe the grief that you and your loved ones must be going through at this present time.
“We pray that Almighty God will give you patience and strength at this difficult time.
“We hope that you will find some comfort knowing that we all share in your grief and may Almighty God shower His blessings on you.”
A burnt corpse found in a canefield at Cornwall, Montego Bay, Jamaica on Monday, is believed to be that of Michelle Coudray, 39.
She flew to Jamaica almost two weeks ago to take up a teaching job at Cornwall College, and was last seen alive around 12.30 a.m. on June 2.
Her family in Trinidad grew suspicious that something was wrong when the mother of three did not contact her children for several days, and calls to her cellphone went unanswered.