Berbice woman stabbed to death at Sunset Hotel in Kitty

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Police are investigating the murder of Romona Lall, a 32-year-old woman of Kilcoy Chesney, Corentyne, Berbice, who was found stabbed to death at the Sunset Hotel located in Kitty, Georgetown.

Police Headquarters reported that the murder occurred between 17:50 hrs on Saturday and 12:15 hrs on Sunday.

The owner of the hotel, Khersattie Bettencort, told the police that the victim and an identifiable male companion went into the hotel at around 17:55 hrs Saturday and booked a room.

They were given the keys to the room, which is situated on the first floor, and they were expected to book out at 12:00 hrs on Sunday.

However, at 20:07 hrs Saturday, the male exited the room alone and left the hotel.

On Sunday, the receptionist observed that the victim did not check out from Room 4 at the designated time and as such, she decided to make checks. The receptionist told the police that she knocked on the door and called out but got no answer.

She then took another key, opened the room door, and saw the victim lying motionless on the floor, naked. She immediately informed the owner of the hotel and summoned the police.

Police said a broken Guinness bottle and a 592 beer bottle were seen on the floor. What appeared to be blood stains were observed on the bed and walls of the room.

Emergency medical technicians responded to the scene, and the victim was pronounced dead by Doctor Rampersaud of the Georgetown Public Hospital. The scene was photographed and processed by detectives.

The woman’s body was examined for marks of violence, and one stab wound was seen to the left side of the chest with a broken Guinness bottle head was seen in the wound. There were also abrasions to the lower abdomen and three stab wounds to her back.

Detectives have extracted CCTV footage from cameras on the building.

The body is presently lying at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, awaiting a post-mortem examination.

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1 Comment
  1. derk says

    I hope this individual will be brought to justice for this crime!

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