‘Family friend’ in custody for murder of Mahaica accountant
As the investigation continues into the murder of Chooromanie Tulsie called ‘Anita’, a man who is said to be a family friend is currently in Police custody.
The News Room was reliably informed that the suspect was arrested during the early stage of the investigation. However, he was subsequently released on station bail after his 72-hour detention period expired.
Sources said the suspect was re-arrested on Monday after new information surfaced in relation to the case. Two of his workers were also detained for questioning in relation to the murder but they were also released.
According to information reaching the News Room, the suspect is known to the family and he reportedly had access to Tulsie’s house.
The body of 38-year-old Tulsie, an accountant, was discovered in the lower flat of the Lot 26 Unity, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara house she shared with her five-year-old son at around 08:00 hrs on November 22.
The discovery was made by Tulsie’s sister-in-law who would take care of her son while she was at work. Police found a piece of cloth stuffed inside her mouth and a knife was stuck at the centre of her throat.
A post-mortem examination later revealed that Tulsie died as a result of stab wound compounded by blunt trauma to the head.
The News Room understands that there was no sign of forced entry into the house and only a bunch of keys belonging to Tulsie is missing. Her son was locked in the upper flat of the house. It is believed that her killer/s was known to her.
The murder has left Tulsie’s family puzzled for answers. They had told the News Room that they are hoping that justice would be served. Tulsie will be laid to rest on Thursday.