Gold miner stabbed to death in apartment
A 43-year-old gold miner was found murdered in his apartment shortly after lunch yesterday when
worried relatives went looking for him.
Bryan Dickson, also known as ‘Son Son’ and ‘Peck’ of East Street, Cummingsburg, was found gagged and lying on his back in his bedroom with over 20 stab wounds about the body. A pair of scissors found nearby was presumed to be the murder weapon. There was no sign of forced entry to the residence.
Dickson’s reputed wife, Sabrina Gobin, told Kaieteur News that her husband’s nephew, Jonathan, found his body.
“He would always go over at him once he knows that Bryan home,” Gobin told Kaieteur News. According to Gobin, her mother had spoken to Dickson by telephone sometime after 19:00hrs on Wednesday.
Gobin said she became suspicious after she called her husband and he didn’t answer. The woman explained that since the couple’s youngest son was involved in a vehicular accident, Dickson would normally overnight at her South Rumiveldt home.
Gobin said relatives continued calling the man’s cellular phone, but it kept going to voicemail. Fearing that something might be amiss, the woman said she sent the nephew to check on his uncle, and it was then that the man’s body was found.
A number of relatives, who gathered at the home, opined that Dickson had to know his attacker. One relative told Kaieteur News that nothing was stolen from the apartment. The relative said she did not believe that Dickson was keeping any substantial amount of money at home. Kaieteur News was told that Dickson, the father of two teenage boys, had returned to Georgetown last November after he was involved in an accident.
Police sources said that two neighbours, including an elderly woman, lived in the upper flat of the apartment where Dickson’s body was found. However none of them recalled hearing or seeing anything amiss.
Up to press time no arrests had been made.