Murder victim died from shock and hemorrhage
Verone Patoir, the 40-year-old mother of three of Lot 42 Mudflat, Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, who was brutally murdered by her paramour on Friday, died from Shock and hemorrhage due to multiple injuries and a fractured skull.
Those were the findings of Dr Vivekanand Brijmohan who conducted the autopsy on Monday at the New Amsterdam hospital.
In the meantime, the suspect, identified as Suresh Persaud, remains in custody as investigation continues. A hire car driver, Persaud was detained on the same day.
It was understood that a rolling pin and a sharp object were used to bludgeon the woman’s head and to slit her throat. Investigators recovered a bloodied rolling pin (belna) at the scene of the crime.
According to the woman’s relatives, she hailed from an Amerindian settlement in Region Ten, and had been living in an extremely abusive relationship for quite some time.
They added that her lover usually behaved in a threatening manner towards the family and stopped her from talking to them; they said that he once came to the residence with a gun.
They also claim that they asked their sister to report the matter to the police station, but she refused after the man said that he was making joke.
They suspected that the man was angered by the fact that recently, their sister filled up a passport application form and that he may have thought that she would be leaving the country and ending their relationship.
Patoir’s reputed husband resides in the United States.
This is the second sibling to be murdered. Another sister, Sellis Stanley, was murdered in Smythfield, New Amsterdam about 20 years ago.
Patoir leaves to mourn three daughters; 12-year- old Oshanna, called Nikita, Tinisha and Kathy, as well as seven other siblings.
Oshanna said that upon returning home from school, she opened the door and saw her mother lying in a pool of blood. In tears, she said that her mother gave her a hug on Friday morning shortly before she left for St Aloysius Primary School.