Dam St. Travelling Bag Murder: DNA tests confirm identity of victim

Dam St. Travelling Bag Murder: DNA tests confirm identity of victim

Dam St. Travelling Bag Murder: DNA tests confirm identity of victim

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

09 Mar, 2021 | 9:46 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The DNA test has confirmed the decapitated body of a woman discovered in Dam Street, Colombo belongs to the 30-year-old woman from Kuruvita, Sri Lanka Police said on Tuesday morning (Mar. 09).

“Additional Government Analyst, D.H.L.W. Jayamanne has confirmed that the deceased is the biological daughter of the mother and the biological sister of the brother. The identity of the woman has been proven,” DIG Ajith Rohana told News 1st.

The autopsy of the dead body will be conducted in due course, he added.

A female corpse was discovered inside a travelling bag left unattended at Gas Works Junction in Dam Street, Colombo on Monday (Mar. 01).

Upon conducting investigations into the incident, information came to light that the victim was a 30-year-old woman from Theppanwa, in the Kuruvita Police area, Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana told News 1st.

Thereafter, in order to re-confirm the identity of the deceased scientifically, DNA samples were obtained from the victim’s mother and brother as well as from the victim.

According to DIG Ajith Rohana, the Government Analyst’s Department, which conducted DNA tests has confirmed the identity of the deceased through its report released today (Mar. 09).

Further investigations are being conducted by Dam Street Police.

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