But as Mayor Coudray flew in to Jamaica’s second city to the face the possibility that her daughter has died violently, she left behind swirling controversy over remarks made by an animal activist-member of a partner in Trinidad and Tobago governing coalition’s partners who appeared to rejoice in the woman’s likely death.
Coudray’s daughter, Michelle Coudray-Greaves, a 39-year-old languages teacher, has been missing since Friday and feared dead.
Police are currently carrying out forensic tests on the badly burned body of a woman found late Monday in a canefield that was inadvertently set on fire by canecutters clearing the field for harvesting.
Detectives spent Thursday questioning several “persons of interest” in connection with her disappearance.
Animal activist Nalini Dial, the first woman to vie for the leadership position of the Congress of the People (COP), described what happened to the mother of three as retribution for her Mayor Coudray’s treatment of stray animals, and refused to apologise for “telling the truth” in an interview with TV6 television on Wednesday.