- Six persons in custody
- Stolen cash, laptop computer, I-phone among items recovered
Six persons have been arrested for the murder of a 75-year-old man who was found dead in his home last night with injuries to his head and duct tape bound around his hands and feet.
Reports are that retired Professor Parietdeau Mars, a.k.a ‘Perry’, was found yesterday around 18:30hrs yesterday in his Bissessar Avenue, Prashad Nagar house. Relatives found him lifeless.
The now dead man’s home had also been ransacked and a number of valuables along with cash reportedly missing.
Upon the gruesome discovery, the person(s) who found his body notified the relevant authority of the incident and rushed Mars to a private hospital immediately. However it was too late and he was pronounced Dead On Arrival (DOA) at the medical institution last night.
Commander of Police ‘A’ Division, Clifton Hicken, told INews this morning that initially it was members of the public who assisted the police with information in identifying one of the suspects who is said to have killed the elderly man.
“The public helped to lead to the arrest of that one suspect; they assisted with the investigation and with the diligent work of our detective ranks. The investigators questioned the suspect and he assisted with the investigation as well which led to the arrest of the others. We are expecting a breakthrough in the case before the end of today and right now we are in the process of preparing files to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for the way forward,” Commander Hicken stated.
However, he posited that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is awaiting the results of the Post Mortem Examination before they pursue the necessary course of action.
“We are awaiting those results because you know we cannot do anything about it without having the results of that examination for the cause of death to be determined,” the Commander added.
Presently, four men and two women are in police custody in relation to the matter. Investigators were able to recover a sum of cash, a laptop computer, an I-phone and a play station game system after their arrest.
Meanwhile investigations are currently on-going into the murder and robbery.