Waitress found with 11 stab wounds, 3 arrested

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The police in Berbice have so far arrested three men in connection with the death of a West Coast Berbice Waitress whose body was found in a canal at Number 5 Village on Monday, December 4, 2017.

Commander of ‘B’ Division, Lyndon Alves told the News Room that one of the men, who is a taxi driver, was arrested after he was last seen with 22-year-old Marissa Fraser. The other two were arrested after eyewitnesses informed detectives that they were seen in the company of the woman the day before she was found dead. Alves related that a confrontation is expected to be done to determine the validity of the eyewitnesses’ story.

Meanwhile, Fraser was employed as a Waitress at Ebenezer Hot Spot and Beer Garden at Lot 18 Rosignol Stelling Road, West Bank Berbice.

News Room understands that the owner of the bar where Fraser worked, said that Fraser visited the bar at about 21:00hrs the night before she was found dead. He said she was in a 212 motorcar and appeared to be under the influence.

According to the bar owner, Fraser drank one beer and at about 21:30hrs she left in the said motor car heading west of the Rosignol Stelling Road. The next morning at about 6:30hrs, a cane cutter discovered the half-naked, motionless body of Fraser floating in a nearby trench at Number 5 village.

Her body bore several stab wounds, including to the left elbow, her left ear, behind left temple area, on the left side neck, her upper lip, her right side face, three to her abdomen, her left side inner hand, and her left side breast.

The suspected murder weapon – a scissors – was found several feet away in a pool of blood. The body is at the Fort Wellington Hospital awaiting a Post Mortem Examination.

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