Murdered doctor’s Audi found abandoned at Schoonard, appeared to have been ‘wiped down’


Police on the West Bank of Demerara in the wee hours of Thursday recovered the missing Audi SUV belonging to murdered doctor, Colin Roach who was found in a pool of blood at his Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown office on Tuesday night.

Sources close to the investigation informed the News Room that the vehicle was found abandoned on the Schoonard Public Road, West Bank Demerara; the car’s license plate PXX 4000 and keys are missing.

The source also indicated that the entire vehicle “appeared to be wiped down” with an unknown solution to remove any trace of evidence that may have been left behind.

Nevertheless, the News Room understands that detectives still dusted the vehicle with hopes of discovering a finger print/s.

Nothing else was recovered from the vehicle.

The vehicle was found abandoned on the Schoonard Public Road, West Bank Demerara; the car’s license plate PXX 4000 and keys were missing. (Photo: News Room/ November 4, 2021)

Dr. Roach, who resided at Windsor Estates, East Bank Demerara, was also the former Chairman of the National Sports Commission. It is suspected that he was murdered between 15:00hrs and 22:20hrs.

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

Police have since detained two male employees in connection with the murder.

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.

Dr. Colin Roach

According to the police report, 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.

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