Kerala: Decomposed body found, could be of missing Latvian woman
A decomposed body was found by fishermen near Kovalam, Kerala Police said. The head and the torso were discovered disjointed from each other, at the marshy spot. The body, presumably of a woman, could be of Latvian woman Liga Skromane who had gone missing on March 14. The police have not yet confirmed the speculations, and the body will be sent for forensic examination.
Accompanied by her sister, Liga Skromane came to Kerala seeking ayurvedic treatment for depression. On March 14, she went missing and was last seen taking an auto to visit the famed Kovalam beach. She didn't have her passport or phone on her. Skromane's sister Ilzie and husband printed posters and distributed them in the hopes to find her. They also lodged a police complaint.
Near the body found in the mangroves, police also discovered empty bottles, cigarettes, and lighter. Reportedly, Skromane's sister identified her body from her dress. "Detailed forensic examination should be done to confirm it. As of now, the body has been kept at Medical College Hospital for post-mortem," said DCP Jayadev G. The test is likely to be conducted at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology.