National Security seeking to verify claims abductee Ria Sookdeo spotted in Venezuela

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 13:45

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon says government is working to confirm or dispel rumors that kidnapped victim Ria Sookdeo has been sighted in Venezuela.

Ria's father Frankie Rajkumar says so far all all leads have fallen through and he hopes that recent reports that Ria was spotted in Venezuela should be thoroughly investigated.

As Venezuelan news site Tane Tanae reports that missing Debe hairstylist Ria Sookdeo was sighted in Tucupita, her father, Frankie Rajkumar, is pleading with investigators to go across there to search for his daughter.

In a text message yesterday, corporate communications manager of the T&T Police Service Ellen Lewis said they had no information on Sookdeo being seen in Venezuela. However, she said Interpol would now be engaged to assist in the investigation.