Police call for family of missing woman as body found in Fyzabad

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 09:45


Police have confirmed that the body found in Fyzabad was that of missing 26-year-old Nadia Simms.

Earlier report:

Police are investigating the discovery of the body of a woman in Fyzabad and have called the family of missing 26-year-old Nadia Simms to help their investigations.

The body was discovered on an oilfield road linking Fyzabad to Sana Flora.

They have not yet identified the body (as at the time of this report 2.15 pm) but were awaiting the arrival of Simms' family to try and determine if it is her.

Relatives said Simms had left home on Saturday morning to meet the man, who promised to help her get a job at the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) facility in Santa Flora, but never returned home.

Simms, of Rochard Road, Penal, had worked as a waitress at the Giant Panda Restaurant and Bar along the Penal Rock Road, Penal, until two weeks ago, when she was laid off because the owners had brought in workers from China.

It was there she met the man, who staff said was a regular customer.

Sometime last week, he contacted Simms and offered her a job.

Penal police questioned the suspect after video footage showed he was the last person seen with Simms.

The 35-year-old man said Simms spent two hours liming with his relatives at their Siparia home and that he then walked her to the main road and placed her in a taxi to go home.

Investigations are continuing.