Body washed ashore in India suspected to be that of Irish woman, 33, who disappeared
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Body washed ashore in India suspected to be that of Irish woman, 33, who disappeared

AN UNIDENTIFIED body washed ashore on an Indian beach could be that of a missing Irish woman, according to local reports.

Liga Skromane, 33, who had been visiting Kerala for depression treatment, was last seen on March 14.

Ms Skromane was born in Latvia but holds an Irish passport, having lived in Ireland for several years.

According to a number of local media outlets, police believe remains which washed ashore in the area yesterday could be that of the missing 33-year-old.

Officers took Liga's younger sister Ilze along for identification, but she was unable to confirm if the remains belonged to her sibling.

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Liga's Irish boyfriend Andrew Jordan, who is also in India, accused local police of making little progress in the case on Wednesday.

"The way the police is acting we are not getting anywhere. It is really frustrating," he said.

"Only in the last 24 hours, anything has moved locally. We have been trying to get in touch with senior officials but they have all been giving nothing but assurances."

Troubled Liga was in Kerala to be treated for neurotic depression disorder.

She was reported to have taken an auto-rickshaw ride to nearby Kovalam without carrying her passport or mobile phone on the afternoon she went missing.

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Some local vendors who work near Kovalam Beach later spotted Liga, but there haven't been any new sightings of her alive since then.