A Police rank was expected to depart Guyana early this (Thursday) morning for Trinidad and Tobago to uplift the DNA results from samples taken from the decomposed body, suspected to be that of British teen Dominic Bernard.
Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told INews today that the rank is expected to return with the results as early as this evening.
The relatives of the murdered teen are awaiting the DNA results before arrangements are made for a funeral service.
Eighteen-year-old Bernard came to Guyana late last year to spend some time with his Godbrother Aaron Hing of Kildonan village, Corentyne. However, he mysteriously vanished and his body was found three months later, a few villages from where he was expected to stay while in Guyana.
After the teen was reported missing by his father in January, local Police launched an investigation which led to the arrest of Hing and his friend, Staymon George. The duo subsequently confessed to beating and burying the young man.
They reportedly took some £2000 and the teen’s camera and video making equipment; some of which they allegedly sold while they disposed of others.
They later admitted that they had collected the teen from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on October 14, 2015, and on their way to Berbice, they stopped along Sheriff Street where they ate and drank a few beers.
As investigations continued, the Police arrested Jameel Sinclair who subsequently took law enforcement officials to an area behind Nurney Village and pointed out where he buried the teen’s camera and its components. Sinclair admitted that he was promised payment to hide the teen’s belongings on the night he was fatally beaten.
Shortly after, the Guyana Police Force charged Hing, 22; George, 23; Krystal Thomas, 20; Sinfinee Henry, 39, and Sinclair, 20, for the murder. They were remanded to prison on the indictable charge.
However, on Tuesday, Thomas, Henry and Sinclair were granted bail by the High Court after an application was filed on their behalf. The petition was heard and granted by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Demerara High Court.
Bail was granted in the sum of Gy$300,000 each on the condition that they report to the Whim Police Station every two weeks, beginning this Friday if bail is posted.