Body at Leguan: Woman spent night at city hotel before she was killed


Roma Dookeran, the overseas-based Guyanese woman, whose body was found at the Leguan foreshore one week ago, spent one night at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown.

Sources confirmed that Dookeran checked into the hotel on the night of March 14, 2023.

That is the same night she was dropped off at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport to return to Canada but, in fact, never checked in for her flight.

CCTV footage seen by the News Room shows that after she was dropped off at the airport, she was seen boarding a taxi.

The taxi, the News Room understands, took the woman to the Pegasus Hotel.

Dookeran checked out of the hotel the following morning on March 15 and reportedly left the premises in a hotel taxi.

To where? That remains unknown at this time. Her body washed ashore at Leguan two days later.

CCTV footage shows Roma Dookeran at the departure area of the airport with her nephew and then she is seen boarding an airport taxi

Dookeran, 68, was a retired manager and lived in Canada. She was reportedly in Guyana to transact business and reportedly stayed at Perth village on the Essequibo Coast.

Two Tuesdays ago, her nephew dropped her off at the airport, reportedly to board an American Airlines flight to New York and then presumably to board a flight from there to Canada.

At the airport, the CCTV footage shows her exiting a car driven by her nephew; they hugged and he pats her on the head. She waves and blows him kisses and the car drives off. The woman did not have any suitcases, just a bag in her hand.

Instead of proceeding inside the airport to the departure lounge to check-in, she proceeds to the arrivals area and boards an official airport taxi which took her to the hotel.

Her semi-nude body was discovered at around 08:00 hrs on the foreshore of the island of Leguan in the Essequibo River on March 17.

An autopsy on Friday determined that the woman died from brain hemorrhage due to blunt trauma to the head and compression to the neck.

Police Commander of Region Three, Mahendra Sewnarine told the News Room on Friday that the Police are now treating Dookeran’s death as a murder but no arrests have so far been made.

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