Burnt vehicle found with charred remains belongs to missing murder witness


Crime Chief (ag), Senior Superintendent Michael Kingston has confirmed that the burnt vehicle in which charred remains were found, belongs to Collin Rodney, 36.

The burnt remains are suspected to be that of Rodney, who was reported missing since October 25.

At the sidelines of an event at Eve Leary on Friday, the Crime Chief said that the chassis number on the burnt vehicle is registered to Rodney.

“Indeed the chassis number did match the record at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA),” Kingston said.

The badly burnt remains were found in the trunk of the car on November 1 at Letter T, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara.

A post mortem examination of the body was inconclusive which forced Police to conduct a DNA test at the local forensic laboratory. Detectives are awaiting the results.

Collin Rodney

When asked how soon the results will ready, the Crime Chief said, “I cannot dictate the scientist work.”

The remains are being stored at the Bailey’s Funeral Home in No. 5 Village, West Coast Berbice.

Rodney was the key witness in the murder trial of his cousin Marlon Rodney. He went missing while on his way to court.

Marlon was a taxi driver; on the day in question, he was walking along Norton Street when he was shot by someone he had an argument with. He was reportedly shot four times in his left leg and never regained consciousness after he underwent surgery.

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