The prime suspect who was apprehended in relation to the murder of 14-year-old Malika Hamilton from Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD), could soon be charged for the act due to ‘circumstantial evidence’, says a police source close to the investigation.
Guyana Police Force (GPF) ranks in the wee hours of Thursday last, nabbed the suspect, after he was discovered hiding in a barrel in the Ann’s Grove cemetery.
INews understands that even though investigators spent several hours grilling the man about the incident he continuously denied involvement in the alleged crime.
Hamilton’s body was found on August 9 in the Hope Canal, ECD, and it was initially assumed by many that the teen had died from drowning.
However, family members had been adamant that they believed the young girl’s demise was as a result of foul play.
Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, had conducted a Post Mortem (PM) Examination on the teen’s body a few days after its discovery in the canal and it was revealed that Hamilton had died of ‘asphyxiation’.
She was also said to have suffered from blunt trauma to her head and compression injury to her neck.
Hamilton’s mother was the last family member she spoke with before she disappeared.
The young girl had telephoned her mother who was at work to notify her that she was going to visit a relative’s home in order to have her hair styled.