An autopsy performed on the body on is 41-year-old Sherwin Apple, also known as “Yellow” revealed that he was murdered and did not commit suicide as earlier speculated.
The cause of death was given as asphyxiation/strangulation with added compression to the neck. Relatives also revealed that no traces of poison was found in Apple’s system.
Apple’s body was was recovered from the ocean at the Kitty seawall in the vicinity of Selena Resort, about 90:20h on Tuesday morning. It was believed that the clothes vendor, formerly of William Street, Kitty; and Silver Town, Wismar, Linden had ingested carbon tablets,
Apple along with another identifiable male were seen in a leaked video on Monday, allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). The now dead man and his partner in crime was accused of raping a 15-year-old girl and recording the entire incident.
The other perpetrator has been taken into Police Custody as investigations is still ongoing.