Insurance manager’s heart and lungs were punctured
Insurance Company Manager Bert Whyte died from perforation of the heart and lungs due to stab wounds he received last Monday night.
This is according to a post mortem examination performed on his body yesterday by Dr. Nehaul Singh.
Whyte of Phoenix Park, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara was stabbed twice by a lone assailant, in the vicinity of Tiger Bay.
He ran a short distance before collapsing in Main Street outside a popular Restaurant and Bar.
Whyte died before receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, where he was rushed. His car, a Toyota Sprinter, which was stolen during the incident has not yet been recovered.
Investigators are still trying to locate a mystery individual who was reportedly the last person seen with Whyte before he was killed.
An eyewitness said that he saw Whyte, a former Personnel Manager at the GPHC, who was later employed in the insurance industry, scuffling with a man before breaking away and running towards Main Street.
Before collapsing in front of the popular Main Street nightspot, Whyte gave his cellular phone to the security personnel at the establishment who subsequently contacted relatives.
According to a source close to the investigation, Whyte was last seen with a dark-complexioned man with ‘wavy’ hair in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market.
This newspaper learnt that Whyte had made the customary pick up of his niece from a private school in the city hours before his death.
The child told detectives that there was another male who is unfamiliar to her in Whyte’s car when she was picked up.
What was strange though, instead of taking her home himself, Whyte reportedly dropped off his niece at the Stabroek Speed boat Stelling for her to make her way home to Pouderoyen on the West Bank of Demerara.
So far the mystery person in Whyte’s car has not come forward.
Detectives are hoping that they will find Whyte’s car soon so that they can narrow down their investigation.