Taxi man charged with Trini teacher’s murder goes to court Thursday
The man charged for the murder of Trinidadian national Michelle Coudray Greaves is to head to court this Thursday, July 5.
Charged for the abduction and murder of the Trinidadian educator is 36 year old taxi operator, Ivan Taylor, of Lindos Hill, Withorn in Westmoreland.
Taylor was picked-up a day after the burnt remains of Mrs. Coudray-Greaves was discovered in a cane field in St. James.
He was charged on Saturday for the murder.
Coudray-Greaves was reported missing on Friday, June 8.
The burnt remains of a female, believed to be those of the missing teacher, were discovered in a cane field, on Monday June 11, by farmers preparing the cane for reaping.
The taxi operator was arrested on Tuesday, June 12 and questioned in relation to the teacher’s disappearance.
Mrs. Coudray-Greaves' mother, Marlene Coudray arrived in Jamaica shortly after, to assist police in their investigations.
Forensic tests done on dental records and d-n-a samples provided by Minister Coudray, later verified that the burnt remains were those of Mrs. Coudray-Greaves.
An autopsy later revealed that the cause of death was injuries to the right side of the head and that the injuries were inflicted by a blunt instrument.
Mayor Coudray held a memorial service for her daughter in Jamaica, just before returning to Trinidad with the cremated remains.
Last week, police conducted a question and answer session with the taxi operator in the presence of his lawyer after which he was charged.