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The police are almost done with the Hannah Mathura case

Trigger warning: This article contains information of a sensitive nature. Details include those of possible child deaths and abuse. Readers are encouraged to use their discretion.

Police are still gathering evidence to present to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, for instructions on how to proceed against an elderly couple in connection with the death of Hannah Mathura.

Mathura’s skeletal remains were discovered in March in the backyard of her home in Valsayn.

In April, DNA results confirmed that the remains were indeed those of the 18-year-old girl, who was last seen alive in 2017.

Researchers told Loop news that they are preparing a painstaking case in this case to ensure that all loose ends are tied up before approaching the DPP’s office for instructions on how to proceed against the couple.

Police say they received legal advice throughout the process.

Officials are in the final stages of compiling a dossier on the matter, hoping to conclude the investigation as early as next week.

On March 12 oThe officers received information that led them to the house and led them to excavate a 16-by-20-foot area in the backyard, where they found skeletal remains, believed to be Hannah.

A post-mortem carried out the following day at the Forensic Science Center in St James revealed holes in the skull, which appeared to be consistent with gunshot wounds.

However, DNA testing was ordered to confirm whether the body was indeed Hannah’s as there were certain inconsistencies with the findings.

Samples were taken from both parents and submitted for testing.

The couple, a 66-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman, were arrested that day.

Their seven children helped police investigate and gave statements.

On March 19, officers from the Homicide Bureau approached the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC.

Gaspard SC examined the files presented to him for just over two hours before ordering the couple’s release as he believed further evidence was needed to establish a prima facie case.