Two employees detained in murder of doctor


The police have detained two male employees in connection with the brutal murder of a 49-year-old doctor who was found in a pool of blood at his Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown office on Tuesday night.

Dead is Dr Colin Roach who resided at Windsor Estates, East Bank Demerara; he was also the former Chairman of the National Sports Commission. Police said the doctor’s two cell phones and his Audi motorcar PXX 4000 are missing.

It is suspected that he was murdered between 15:00hrs and 22:20hrs.

Dr Roach owned and operated the International Medical Clinic located in a three-storied building at Lot 111 Duke Street Kingston.

The two males who worked with him are office assistants and they both reside in the same building as the doctor’s office. One of the employees told police that he found the doctor lying motionless on his back in a pool of blood in the examination area of the office.

Police were summoned and a wound that appears to be from blunt trauma was seen on the left side of his forehead.

According to Police Headquarters, the clinic was opened for business between 07:00hrs and 15:00hrs. After the clinic closed, one of the males went out while the other retired to his living quarters in the top flat, leaving the doctor in his office on the middle flat.

It is further alleged that about 20:00hrs, a man was seen exiting the building but he returned about seven minutes later and re-entered the clinic.  At about 22:18hrs, the vehicle belonging to the doctor drove out of Duke Street heading north.

It was further observed that the lights in the doctor’s office were still on which prompted one of the office assistants to call the doctor on his cell phone but he got no answer.

The other office assistant was alerted and using the office keys, he went to turn off the said lights when he discovered the doctor dead.

The doctor was pronounced dead at the scene by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). The perpetrator (s) also took the device that stored the surveillance of the area.

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