The village of Independence is in a state of shock, after the dead body of a woman was discovered somewhere on the Texmar Shrimp Farm Road, on Wednesday morning.
Reports from Independence are that the female body, identified as 33 year old Ilda Lizette Aldana, a resident of Independence, was discovered with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds all over her body.
Plus News has received information that the woman was believed to be pregnant.
Police report that the body was observed with 8 gunshot wounds in total- two to the stomach, one to the chest, four to the left side of the temple and one to the right upper buttocks.
Police have since retrieved eight 9mm expended shells from the scene.
The body was taken to the Southern Regional Hospital Morgue where it awaits a post mortem.
Police continue investigations.