GRENADA –– Professor died from blunt force trama
ST GEORGE’S –– Police say Canadian Linnea Veinotte, whose body was found last Friday, died from blunt force trauma to the chest and lower body. And it appears that she was hit by a car after all.
Police made the disclosure earlier today, on the same day that Akim Frank, 26, appeared in court to answer a non-capital murder charge.
Frank was remanded to prison.
Acting Commissioner of Police Winston James told a press conference this morning that based on the results of the autopsy, Veinotte ––– who was a lecturer at St. George’s University –– was involved in a vehicular accident.
When Veinotte was reported missing after going for a run with the family dog on the morning of December 6, police initially said the dog, found injured at the side of the road and Veinotte were hit. Lawmen subsequently indicated there was no evidence that the 36-year-old married mother of two was actually involved in the accident.
Frank, who allegedly drove the car, turned himself in to police less than 24 hours after he was named as a person of interest in the investigation and hours later Veinotte’s body was found. Frank allegedly took lawmen to the area where the body was buried.
James said investigations are continuing, but so far no one else has been incriminated in Veinotte’s death.
Veinotte will be buried back in Canada, according to her family, but a memorial service will be held in Grenada in the New Year.