N.B. woman confirmed dead after disappearing in Grenada: police sources
A New Brunswick-born woman who was living in Grenada has been found dead after disappearing earlier this week, CTV News has learned.
Two police sources have confirmed that human remains found in a field in the south end of Grenada are those of 36-year-old Linnea Veinotte. Veinotte had moved to Grenada with her husband and two children in July and worked at a university in the country’s capital.
Veinotte was reported missing on Sunday after she went for a jog with the family dog in St. George’s.
On Thursday, police said they had located a vehicle believed to be connected to Veinotte’s disappearance – a damaged, dark grey Suzuki Escudo.
After Veinotte went missing, her dog was found on the side of the road. It appeared that the dog had been struck by a car.
On Friday morning, a man police described as a person of interest in the case turned himself in to police.
Assistant Supt. Sylvan McIntyre of the Royal Grenada Police Force said Akim Frank walked into a police station and was “assisting” with the investigation.
McIntyre said police believe that Frank may have information pertaining to their investigation.
“It’s a real shock for everybody. This is not something that happens within Grenada,” Glen Jacobs, St. George’s University vice provost for educational services, told CTV Atlantic.
Jacobs described Veinotte as “extremely soft spoken, helpful, intellectual, and very bright.”
“It is a catastrophic event for everybody. It’s a major tragedy,” he said.
Veinotte was born in New Brunswick and has a home in Nova Scotia.
With files from The Canadian Press and CTV Atlantic’s Kayla Hounsell