Miner found dead hours after killing 15 – year – old lover

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The couple in happier times.
The couple in happier times.

[www.inewsguyana.com]Twenty – Eight – year – old Leo Rodriquez was found dead on Tuesday afternoon (January 14) by relatives at his mother’s residence in Suddie, Essequibo.

The man was found hanging by his mother in the backyard, mere hours after he allegedly killed his 15 – year – old lover and dumped her body in a trench in Kuru Kururu, along the Linden/Soesdyke Highway, not far from her home.

Ravina Cozier was found dead by her parents. After allegedly stabbing the young woman, Rodriquez fled the scene. The dead teen’s mother, Shiveon Cozier told iNews that a Taxi Driver (who the accused uses often) said he dropped him off in Diamond, East Bank Demerara just before midnight on Monday (January 13).

The older Cozier said the discovery has left her in shock and she does not know of any reason why Rodriquez, who is said to be Miner, would murder her daughter.

The mother said the two were in a relationship for two years now and the man would usually come and spend time at their home with her daughter whenever he comes out of the interior.

Cozier, in recalling the events said her daughter and the accused left to go to the shop last evening. She explained to iNews that it became late and calls to their phones went unanswered.

She told iNews that about 21:00hrs she decided to take a walk out the street but did not see the couple and returned home where she proceeded to look at television before falling asleep.

The grieving mother further explained that she woke up at about 02:00hrs and the two still did not return home and several other checks were made between that time and 06:00hrs but the situation remained the same.

The mother said by intuition she went into the bushes to look for her daughter at about 06:30hrs when she first noticed her slippers and her clothing was seen mere feet away along with a bloodied knife.

After much clamoring the teen was finally found floating in a nearby trench. The distraught mother said a wedding was planned for the two in August.

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