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Press Release: TCI Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime & Gaming – Identity of body found released

#Grand Turk, October 24, 2018 – Turks and Caicos –  The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force has released the identity of the deceased female found on October 16th, 2018 on Providenciales as, 61-year-old Marie Khulna of the United States.  The discovery came after a report was made of a missing female on Monday, October 15th, 2018.

The Minister for Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime and Gaming, Hon. Ralph Higgs, expressed these sentiments following the release from the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police, ‘On behalf of my Ministry, I want to express my deepest sympathy to the family of Ms. Khulna and I am asking all residents to keep this family in their thoughts and prayers. Additionally, I am appealing to the entire community of the Turks and Caicos Islands to provide any information they may have to the police and allow the grieving family privacy’.

The Ministry acknowledges the active police investigation and urges anybody with information to contact the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force, Serious Crime Unit or Crimestoppers Miami, Florida toll free line on 1-800-8477. The safety of our residents and visitors is of utmost importance to us.

The Ministry of Tourism in general and the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board in particular will continue to offer assistance to the family in any way possible as we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.


Release:  Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime & Gaming

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