75 Police ranks, Pathologist comb backlands for crime scene of Henry boys but found nothing
Detectives of the Major Crimes Unit continue to come up empty-handed as they try to figure out where 16-year-old Isaiah Henry and 18-year-old Joel Henry were killed, who might have done it and why.
A total of 75 ranks drawn from Region 5, the Major Crimes Unit and the Guyana Defence Force led by Region 5 Divisional Commander and a Lt Colonel along with Government Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh combed the backlands of Number Two and Three Villages on the West Coast of Berbice on Thursday with the hope of finding the area where the teen cousins were killed.
Ranks on the ground also received aerial support via a helicopter from the Guyana Defence Force.
Police Headquarters in a statement noted that the “methodical search” was conducted between 07:00h and 14:00h but “nothing of evidential value was found.”
Last week, investigators determined that the teenagers were murdered somewhere else and then dumped in the backlands of Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice (WCB) and with no solid case against the suspects, all of them were released and placed on station bail.
Police had said that the primary crime scene “would greatly assist in the probe as the primary crime scene will have an abundance of evidence linking the perpetrators to the crime.”
The Police are calling on the public to come forward with any information which can assist investigators in finding the crime scene.
Despite reaching a dead end with the investigation, the Police noted that it continues to pursue two suspects and will “pursue to exhaust all leads” in the case.
The mutilated bodies of the teen cousins were found on September 6 with several chop wounds. The gruesome murder of the teen boys sparked protests across the country.
A Post Mortem Examination (PME) found that they both died from haemorrhage and shock due to multiple incised injuries including severed spines.
The killers carved out a huge ‘X’ on Isaiah’s head while they cut open Joel’s chest. They had left their Number 3 Village, West Coast Berbice home to go into the backdam to pick coconuts on September 5 and that was the last time they were seen alive.