Jamaica cremation for Coudray-Greaves
By CECILY ASSON Thursday, June 21 2012
MICHELLE COUDRAY-GREAVES, daughter of San Fernando Mayor Marlene Coudray will be cremated in her adopted homeland of Jamaica sometime later this week and her ashes flown back to Trinidad for a local memorial service.
This was confirmed to Newsday yesterday by Coudray-Greaves’ friend of 15 years, Constance Bogle - an educator and lecturer at the Cornwall Teachers Training College.
Bogle told Newsday that she and other close friends along with Coudray-Greaves’s mother Marlene Coudray, were supposed to have paid their respects to Coudray-Greaves at a cremation service at Cornwall College where she (Coudray-Greaves) recently taught for four months before returning home to Trinidad early last month.
Bogle said she was unsure as to when the service will be held. “We would really have liked to do it today (yesterday) but now we are not sure when the cremation service will be held.
There is some paperwork still to be done,” Bogle said.
Bogle said that she and many of Coudray-Greaves’ friends in Jamaica had been hoping against hope that the burnt remains found in a canefield in Montego Bay on June 11, was not that of Coudray-Greaves.
However, Jamaican police authorities on Tuesday revealed that dental work provided to them by Coudray, were a perfect match to that of the burnt out corpse, thus providing full proof that Coudray-Greaves was dead. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Steve Brown yesterday said no charges have been laid as yet in the case that the police have termed: “a case of suspected abduction and a formal homicide investigation.”
He also said that a suspect held shortly after the discovery of the body, remains in police custody.