BREAKING NEWS: “Unprofessional course of action” was taken during Monica Reece’s murder investigation


By Leroy Smith

Investigators have found that unprofessional course of action was taken during the initial investigation into the murder of Monica Reece whose body was dumped from a pickup back in April 1993, on Good Friday.


This is according to Assistant Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine who is presently engaging the press. Ramnarine is at the moment wearing the cap of Commissioner of Police and also the point person on Criminal Investigation Department.

Assistant Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine
Assistant Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine

Following the discovery of her body, the police had picked up a suspect and questioned him and also detained a vehicle he sometimes drove, but shortly after, the lack of evidence caused him to be released and the vehicle returned.


Police sources who have since spoken with the News Room after the comment was made by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, related that there was in excess of ninety statements taken from persons from the time the woman was murdered to the time the matter fell off the radar.


Investigators who worked on the Monica Reece murder investigation are all now former members of the force.


However, the News Room learnt that thus far Former Commissioner of Police Winston Felix who now serves as a government minister was among several former members of the Police Force who were interviewed by detectives working on the reopened cased.


Investigations into the matter are ongoing.


It was disclosed in July that the Major Crimes Unit of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has added the 23-year-old murder case of Monica Reece to its list of investigations to be reopened.


At the time, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum stated that the reopening of the case comes on the heels of calls by members of the public to reopen that particular investigation, as it has long been suspected that there were aspects of the crime that were not properly probed by investigators back then.

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