Police hunting male suspect in brutal murder of 65-yr-old woman – at Cornelia Ida

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The lifeless body of a 65-year-old woman was yesterday found with multiple stab wounds in her Cornelia Ida, Squatting Area, West Coast Demerara home. The dead woman has been identified as Bibi Keneiz. murder-2
Police ‘D’ Division Commander, Leslie James, when contacted, said the woman’s body was found just after midday and that based on information received during initial investigations, the Police are hunting a male suspect. He was reportedly seen in the area prior to the discovery.
The woman was reportedly stabbed in her abdomen and from all indications her small wood house was ransacked, leading to the belief that the murder might have stemmed from robbery.
The Police are continuing their investigations.
Despite crime appearing to be spiralling out of control, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine disclosed that during the comparative period of January 1 to September 23, serious crimes have declined by 19 per cent.
This, he noted, was as a result of an 11 per cent decrease in murder, that is, 99 cases so far this year compared to 111 last year same period.
As it relates to robberies, the acting Top Cop disclosed that robbery with firearms saw a 10 per cent decrease with 528 cases this year against 584 last year; there was a 19 per cent reduction in robberies in which other instruments were used with 225 cases as against 277 last year; and robbery with violence recorded a 20 per cent decrease with 76 cases against 97 last year.

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