A 34-year-old man, whose occupation and address are so far unknown, was killed today after allegedly attacking a Venezuelan woman at De Kinderen Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara (WCD).
Dead is Lindsford Kenwayne Duguid. The incident occurred between 03:00h and 03:45h by three known suspects.
The Guyana Police Force (GPF) said that at about 22:0h on Saturday, Duguid visited the location and asked for 22-year-old Jessica Ortiz, a Venezuelan national, but was informed by the property owner that she was not at home.
The property owner told investigators that she heard a scream at about 03:30h this morning, and upon investigating, she saw the 34-year-old man pulling the 22-year-old Venezuelan national by her hair.
One of the suspects, who is also a Venezuelan national, was seen holding onto Duguid’s pants waist.
The property owner said she rushed to the area and saw Duguid and two of the suspects fighting in a drain – one was stabbing him while the other had his arm around the man’s neck.
Subsequently, the third suspect arrived with a cutlass in his hand and began to chop the deceased about his body.
“One suspect was heard asking for a rope, and the other suspect reportedly tied Duguid’s legs with same,” GPF said.
The man’s lifeless body was removed from the drain, where it was seen with four stabs to the chest and three to the right leg. He was also seen with multiple chops to the head, and a rope was tied around his legs and neck.
One brown-handle knife was found on the parapet about four feet from the body. Upon searching the drain, a Samsung cellphone and a pair of female running boots were recovered by police.
A search of the yard revealed blood stains leading from a yard pipe to the stairs. The house was also examined, and one camouflage pant and one white jersey with mud were collected.
Checks were also made for one of the suspects at his De Kinderen residence, but he was not located.
While searching the location, police found one cutlass near a plastic barrel containing water, one long pant, and one shirt with mud—an investigation in progress.