Man, 34, tied up and hacked to death during fight at De Kinderen
Lindsford Kenwayne Duguid, 34, whose occupation and address are so far unknown, was murdered on Sunday between O3:00hrs and 03:45hours at De Kinderen Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara.
Police said the act was committed by three known suspects.
According to a statement from Police Headquarters, at about 22:00hrs on Saturday, Duguid visited the location in search of Jessica Ortiz, a 22-year-old female Venezuelan national, and he was informed by the landlord that she was not at home.
The property owner told police he later heard loud screams at about 03:30hrs on Sunday and when he looked out, he saw Duguid pulling the woman by her hair, while one of the suspects (another female Venezuelan national) held on to Duguid’s waist from the back.
The man said he then rushed to the area but by the time he got there, Duguid and two of the suspects were fighting in a drain. He further stated that he saw one of the suspects with a knife in her hand stabbing the man’s leg and a male Venezuelan holding him around his neck.
Sometime after, the third suspect appeared with a cutlass in his hand and began to chop Duguid about his body.
One suspect was heard asking for a rope and the other suspect reportedly tied Duguid’s legs with same.
A party of police ranks visited the scene and it was processed.
The body of the deceased was removed from the drain where injuries were seen, examined and documented.
Chop wounds were seen on the left and right fingers and hand; injuries were also seen on Duguid’s chest (four stab wounds) and right leg (three stab wounds).
Duguid’s body had multiple chop wounds to his head and a rope was tied around his legs and neck, police said.
Police said one brown-handle knife was found on the grass parapet about four feet from the body and it was collected and packaged.
Upon searching the drain, a samsung cellphone and a pair of female running boots were recovered by police.
A search of the De Kinderen yard revealed blood stains leading from a yard pipe to the stairs.
The house was also examined and one camouflage pants and one white jersey, wet with mud were collected.
Also, the remaining rope that was used for a clothing line was collected and packaged.
Checks were also made for one of the suspects at his De Kinderen residence but he was not located.
While searching the location, police located a cutlass near a plastic barrel that contained water; they also retrieved a pair of long paints and a shirt that was sullied with mud.
The scene was forensically processed (fingerprint and photographed) and statements were taken.
Investigation in progress.