Kelly Ann Clarke, the woman found dead behind a hardware in Point Fortin.
That is according to Point Fortin resident Tiffany George who attended Conversations with the Prime Minister at the Point Fortin East Secondary School on Tuesday night.
She said Clarke was part of a non-Governmental organisation at Southern Gardens.
As she appealed for support for NGOs, George said Clarke was among the few persons who had volunteered to assist in the establishment of a homework centre.
“I was engaging with Kelly Ann, the girl found dead today, we recently opened a homework centre in the community and we asked persons to volunteer services to assist the younger ones and Kelly Ann was one of the persons. She asked to teach sewing. I told her we don’t have that facility to support that skill. Now she is dead. That is a lost opportunity to positively engage someone who wanted to contribute,” she said.
Clarke, 23, was found with her undergarments removed. There were blood stains on the clothing and she appeared to have a head wound.
George made an appeal for a homework centre to be constructed on a parcel of land at Southern Gardens.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley advised that George take her suggestion to Point Fortin MP Edmund Dillion.
And as he extended condolences in Clarke’s death, Rowley encouraged George to continue with her mission.
He said, “With respect to the loss of your associate this is what we are facing, I don’t know the circumstances as yet but I want to appeal to you do not allow these developments to steer you away from the path that you are engaging which is to be a community person and make a positive contribution to national development.”
National Security Minister Edmund Dillon also expressed sadness over Clarke’s death. He said, “Today I am sad because a while ago I heard the news that right in Point Fortin there was a murder of a young lady in Point Fortin this evening.”
Man in court for Kelly Ann’s murder
A POINT Fortin man appeared in court on Wednesday charged with the murder of Kelly Ann, who was brutally beaten to death.
Wesley Taylor appeared before senior magistrate Rajendra Rambachan in the Point Fortin Magistrates’ Court.