Body of missing woman found in construction site

A body of a 30-year-old woman was discovered at a construction site in Male’ last night.

The body was discovered yesterday evening around 6.30pm, at Maafanu Angaagirige, hidden under a pile of sand bags.

Sergeant Ahmed Shiyam said a man suspected of involvement in the case has been taken in for questioning.

Police could not reveal any details of the man or his connection to the deceased.

According to police, the woman was Mariyam Sheereen of Laamu Gan Thudi ward.

“She has been reported as a missing person since the the 31st of December,” he said.

Shiyam said police had not determined the cause of death yet and the body was still at the morgue for an autopsy.

At a press conference today, Inspector Hamdhoon Rasheed, head of the organised and serious crimes unit, said the body was identified by the forensic department using fingerprints.

Police revealed last night that the decomposing body was found by a construction worker under a pile of garbage and sand bags.