Vanna Girod

A woman's body has been found in the search of missing Vanna Girod.

The Express has confirmed that a body was discovered near a beach in Arnos Vale at around noon.

Her brother, Dillon Girod, and relatives are heading to the location to confirm the identity, the Express was told.

The 30-year-old woman disappeared from her relatives' home in Tobago on Tuesday.

Girod, of Maraval, travelled to the island at the weekend to spend time with her aunt at a villa in Arnos Vale.

She was last seen at around 9am wearing a pair of tracks and sweater. The clothing was found in a trail near the property.

The Express spoke with her brother, Dillon Girod, who is in Tobago. He said Girod had gone into a state of depression

following her grandmother's death last month. She lived with her grandparents.

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Vanna Girod

The brother said Girod arrived in Tobago on Saturday to spend time with her aunt and uncle.

"We came here on Tuesday morning and I saw her. Then we could not find her. We started looking and het clothing was found

in a trail near the property," he said.

Girod was not employed.


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“You can do nothing by just staying away and pelting stones,” he said as he wrapped up his own remarks during the launch of his latest project, a biography of Adrian Cola Rienzi, titled Adrian Cola Ri­enzi­—The Life and Times of a Caribbe­an Progressive.

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The Caribbean Examina­tions Council (CXC) had pushed back the exams by three weeks. Examinations will end on Friday, July 1.

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