Double-murder: GM, security guard bludgeoned, stabbed to death- police

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Preliminary investigations by police into the double-murder at a mining camp in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) revealed that the victims appeared to have been bludgeoned and stabbed to death.

According to the police report, the victims were identified as Richard Bachan, the General Manager (GM) of the watch camp, and a security guard only identified as “Niles”.

Police said that around 08:00hrs on Thursday, the owner of the camp, 38-year-old Kevin Faerber, a miner of Lot 10 Thomas Street, Kitty, said he was informed of the incident by other workers.

They reportedly said at around 06:00hrs on Thursday upon arriving at the camp, they were met with the two bodies lying in their respective hammocks.

Police said that from appearances, Niles had been bludgeoned to the head and Bachan possibly stabbed or shot.

Additionally, the AR 15 rifle that Niles was armed with has gone missing, along with the mats from the sluice box, police reported.

They were supposedly the only two persons at the watch camp at the time.

A party of policemen has been deployed to conduct further investigations.

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