Rice farmer confesses to killing, burying teen in shallow grave


A 42-year-old rice farmer of Parfaite Harmonie West Bank Demerara has confessed to the brutal murder of 14-year-old Christopher Basdeo whose decomposed body was found buried in a shallow grave at a property at Lust-En-Rust Friday.

Divisional Commander Senior Superintendent Linden Lord revealed that the suspect told Police that he and the teenager were drinking Banko wine on October 17 at Parfaite Harmonie when they had an argument over money.

The argument led to a fight and the suspect said he lashed Basdeo to the head with a piece of wood and left him bleeding on the ground and went home.

Commander Lord further revealed that the suspect told the Police that he returned to the location later in the night and buried Basdeo’s body in the sand.

The suspect took the Police to the location Friday and identified the spot where he buried the body.

Police found what appeared to be a fractured skull on the body. The body was later positively identified by the teenager’s father

The teenager, who also resided at Parfaite Harmonie, was reported missing by his family some ten days ago.

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