Funeral parlour owner released
Police appear to be back where they started, with no clue as to who the perpetrators are in the gruesome murders of the Island Princess crew.
A senior police official confirmed yesterday that investigators have released the funeral parlour owner and two other men who were held three days ago in connection with the case.
No one else has been detained.
Police have declined to say why they suspected that the parlour owner might have information about the slaughter of the three crewmen and the disappearance of a fourth.
However, Kaieteur News understands that a vessel owned by the businessman was moored at an East Bank Demerara wharf where the Island Princess had also docked before its ill-fated trip.
The parlour owner, a relative and an employee were taken into custody on Tuesday and were questioned extensively at the CID Headquarters, Eve Leary.
The Island Princess, a cargo boat, disappeared late September in the Essequibo River.
The bodies of Island Princess captain, Titus Buckley Nascimento, 46; and 25-year-old engineer Mahendra Singh, were found at Zeelandia, Wakenaam, and on the Hamburg Island ‘beacheshore respectively.
A third body, identified as that of 23-year-old Ryan Chin, was found on the Queenstown, Essequibo foreshore.
All the bodies were degutted and bore bullet wounds.
Still missing is 46-year-old crewman Rickford Bannister.
The deserted Island Princess was found last week off the coast of Grenada.