[www.inewsguyana.com] – Police say at about 20:45hrs last night (Friday, March 14) ranks responded to a report made by a 12 – year – girl at the Port Kaituma Station that her father and mother were involved in an argument and he had threatened to burn down their house at Main Road, Port Kaituma, NWD.
On their way to the scene the police observed that the building was on fire and suspecting that persons were inside. They attempted to enter the building but was prevented from doing so by a locked grill door.
According to police, ranks and nearby residents formed a bucket brigade but were unable to extinguish the blaze.
The charred remains of housewife 39 – year – old Lurlene La Cruzm and her daughters 14 – year – old Lea La Cruz, three – year – old Lavette La Cruz and sons eight – year – old Labron La Cruz and one – year – old Levon La Cruz, were later found among the debris.
Businessman 50- year – old Linus La Cruz has been arrested. He sustained burns to his body and is under guard at the Port Kaituma Hospital.
Investigations are in progress.