ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada — Police in Grenada have charged a man in the death of a New Brunswick woman who disappeared more than a week ago after going jogging on the small Caribbean island.
In a statement, police say Akim Frank has been formally charged in the death of Linnea Veinotte but they didn't indicate the exact charge he is facing.
The 26-year-old turned himself in Friday after being wanted in connection with her disappearance.
Assistant Supt. Sylvan McIntyre of the Royal Grenada Police Force said late Friday that police were still awaiting autopsy results before officially identifying her.
A photo of Linnea Veinotte from a Facebook page set up as a memorial to the New Brunswick woman.
The mother of two young sons was reported missing last Sunday after leaving the family home to go jogging with her dog Nico.
A Facebook page says Veinotte was born in New Denmark, N.B., and has a home in Nova Scotia. A post on the page Saturday from a Matt Veinotte, who identified himself as Veinotte's husband, said he is feeling hurt and lost.
"Linnea has had such an amazing impact on the lives of so many people. She touched people in everything she did. Her love for the world was contagious. She truly made this world a better place. And without her in it, it won't be the same," Veinotte said in the post.
St. George's University, where the 36-year-old worked, also released a statement via Twitter saying her body had been found.
Veinotte's father, Rev. Doug Moore, said earlier that his daughter was in Grenada two years ago for a year and then returned to Canada, where she worked as a professor at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. She went back to Grenada after getting a job as a learning specialist at St. George's University.
Police earlier recovered a dark grey SUV about 10 to 16 kilometres from where Veinotte was last seen.
Police have said a witness saw Veinotte early Sunday morning and her dog in the neighbourhood of L'Anse aux Epines. Police have said witnesses reported hearing a loud bang and seeing a vehicle drive away quickly from the area.
They say officers found blood at the scene near where her dog was discovered lying on the side of the road after being struck by a car.
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