The body of a woman was found in the South Beach Canal on Wednesday afternoon.

The Police Press Liaison Officer was on the scene where she provided details of the discovery. Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings said, “sometime around 3pm this afternoon our department was notified that the body of a female was found submerged in waters here at the South Beach Canals. Officers responded along with officers from the Marine Support Unit and on arrival confirmed the female was submerged in waters.”

Skippings further explained, “she was discovered by a group of males who were in the area swimming around the same time. And upon close examination it was discovered that she had gunshot injuries to the upper body and the lower body. At present we don’t know who the individual is however, she is believed to be in her late thirties, early forties.”

An appeal was made to family members who have a missing loved one within the past twenty four hours to contact the police in order for a positive identification to be made.