Second suspect confesses to murder of Goldfields Manager


A 20-year-old man of Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown, has confessed to murdering 42-year-old Neil Whyte, a Supply Chain Manager of Aurora Gold Mines.

Whyte’s body was found bound, naked and in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds in an apartment at Thomas Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown on Monday night.

According to the police, the man is the second suspect who was arrested on Wednesday night, admitted committing the crime and took investigators to a location at Fifth Street, Alberttown where he handed over several items that belonged to the victim.

The man also handed over a knife, which suspected to be the murder weapon.

News Room was told that the suspect has no connection to the victim but was in the apartment building on the night of the incident.

According to reports, the suspect was arrested at Giftland Mall, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara and the car which reportedly transported him from the crime scene, has been impounded.

News Room had reported that Whyte returned from an interior location on Monday night and went to the apartment but later left and returned with a friend, 25-year-old Arif Alli of Vryheid Village, West Canje, Berbice. Alli departed approximately two hours later after which Whyte was discovered dead by the security officer on duty at the apartment building.

The apartment building belongs to Guyana Goldfields Inc. which is the parent company of Aurora Gold mines.

Alli was arrested on Tuesday morning at his home and according to information received, he will be placed on bail shortly.

A post-mortem conducted on the body of Whyte this morning by Government Pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh at the Georgetown Public Hospital gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

The body has since been handed over to relatives, for cremation at a later date. Whyte also resided in Canada with his husband, who is now in Guyana following the murder.

The investigation is ongoing.

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