78-yr-old Crabwood Creek farmer killed – found dead in hammock with wounds to head and ‘plastic cuff’ around neck, shotgun missing


By Kristen Macklingam

The close-knit village of Crabwood Creek, Berbice, has plunged into a state of mourning following the shocking and gruesome discovery last night of a resident whose body was found inside of his hammock with two visible wounds to his head.

Man found dead in hammock
Khublall Gomes found dead in a hammock in his home last night

The dead man, identified as Khuball Gomes of ‘Grant 1651’ Crabwood Creek, also appeared to have been strangled in what is believed to have been an attempted robbery since his house was ransacked.

INews understands that the alleged murder took place between 18:30hrs and 21:30hrs when the man was alone at his home.

Reports are that Gomes’ body was discovered by his niece’s husband shortly after 21:30hrs last night. Meanwhile, residents living close by reported that they did not see anything suspicious or hear any loud noises coming from Gomes’ house prior to his death.

At present investigators are working on a number of leads and it is hoped that they have a ‘breakthrough’ very soon, a police source said.

The Police, in a statement this morning, said: “At about 21:30hrs last night Tuesday March 22, 2016, the body of farmer Khublall Gomes,
78 years, was found in a hammock under his home at Grant 1651 Backlands, Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, with wounds to the head and a plastic cuff around his throat. His licensed shotgun is missing. The body is at the Skeldon Hospital Mortuary awaiting a PME as the investigations continue.”



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