Body would ‘bring closure’ for Smith family
IF THE BODY of the woman found in a ravine at Halton Plantation, St Philip, on Saturday turns out to be that of missing 75-year-old Marcelle Smith, at least now the family can give her a proper burial, says her brother-in-law Sir Frederick Smith.
Sir Frederick, a prominent criminal attorney back in the 1980s and a retired judge, said the family was traumatised and in shock at the events surrounding Smith’s disappearance and was anxiously awaiting the results of the post-mortem.
Speaking to the DAILY NATION from his Wanstead Heights, St James home, Sir Frederick said the discovery of the body gave the family some sense of closure.
“I am glad they found a body, that she can have a Christian funeral and that we can pay due respect to her,” he said yesterday.
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