CARIBBEAN 360 – The family of missing Canadian university lecturer Linnea Veinotte has confirmed that the body found on Friday was hers, and have thanked the Grenadian police and public for their assistance and support.
“We are of course devastated at the loss of our beautiful Linnea, mother, wife, daughter, sister, and a friend to so many. We would like to thank the many hundreds of people who helped in the search and the many, many thousands in Grenada and around the world who have offered their support, kindness and prayers,” the family said in a press statement.
The partially decomposed body of the 36-year-old mother, who worked at St. George’s University (SGU), was found five days after she and family dog Nico went for a Sunday morning run. The dog was hit by a car and left injured on the side of the road. Veinotte was not on the scene but police said evidence did not indicate she had also been hit.
After a few days of investigation, police found the vehicle and subsequently said that 26-year-old Akim Frank was a person of interest in the case. He turned himself into police less than 24 hours later – in the early hours of Friday morning – and later that day Veinotte’s body was found in the south of the island.