PM inconclusive on burnt body found in car, samples taken for DNA testing

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A post mortem examination conducted on the burnt remains found in the trunk of a burnt car on November 1 at Letter T, Mahaicony is inconclusive.

Due to the extent of the burns the body received, Government Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh could not determine the cause of death.

Several samples of the leg and thigh bones and teeth were taken for further DNA testing.

The body is at the Bailey’s Funeral Home in No. 5 Village, West Coast Berbice in storage awaiting the DNA results.

When contacted, Crime Chief (ag), Senior Superintendent Michael Kingston could not say if the samples will be taken overseas for further testing or if it will be done at the local forensic laboratory here.

Collin Rodney

The Crime boss told the News Room that the burnt car is also being examined and detectives are working closely with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to try and determine who the owner is.

Meanwhile, exactly where the DNA samples are currently is of concern.

When contacted by the News Room, Regional Commander of Region 5, Superintendent Yonett Stephen said the samples were sent to Georgetown Tuesday, but she does not know where in Georgetown it was sent.

Local sleuths are hoping that the DNA results will shine some light as to whether the burnt body is that of Collin Rodney, who has been reported missing along with his car since October 25.

Rodney was a key witness in the murder trial of his cousin, Marlon Rodney.

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