DNA samples in high profile murder cases returned from Brazil

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Inside the bloodied house. [iNews' Photo]

By Leroy Smith

Inside the bloodied house. [iNews' Photo]
Inside a bloodied house at Tuschen [iNews’ Photo]
[wwww.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Police Force (GPF) is in receipt of tests for several DNA samples which were sent to Brazil during investigations into several murders, many of which were classified as high profile.

On Friday, Crime Chief Wendel Blanhum confirmed that the Force recently received eight samples, noting that police investigators are presently documenting the findings of the tests.

He said that the results are written in a foreign language and the Criminal Investigation Department is presently in contact with a Federal  Liaison Officer from Brazil.

The samples included that of former Police Detective Igris Bobb Blackman, whose body was pulled from a septic tank in January 2011 at Parfait Harmonie on the West Bank of Demerara, a day after he went missing.

The police had arrested his ex-wife in connection with the matter and the woman was freed of the murder charge in 2014.

The police also received the results for DNA samples into the murder of Sirmattie Ramnaress, a businesswoman and reputed wife of now embattled Police Sargent, Colin Bailey.

Samples were also returned in a Triple Murder which had occurred in Tuschen East Bank Essequibo in December of 2014 and for which a father and son were arrested and charged. In that murder a woman, her daughter and granddaughter were chopped to death.

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