Police hunt drug addict in female security guard murder probe
Detectives are still trying to locate a male acquaintance of 45 year old Donna Thomas who was found murdered in her home at 6-9 D’Urban and Cross Streets, Werk-en-Rust on Saturday morning.
She was found lying in bed in a pool of blood with several stab wounds.
Police sources yesterday said that the suspect is a “drug addict” who had several minor brushes with the law.
The source said that they have made several checks around Georgetown trying to locate him.
One man who was arrested on Saturday is still in custody assisting with investigations.
This newspaper was told that relatives of the woman are yet to come forward and identify the body. Kaieteur News was told that although neighbours had given the woman’s name to the police, no blood relative has come forward to verify the information. Several efforts to contact relatives proved futile yesterday.
Thomas was once attached to the Professional Guard Service (PGS) and is said to be the mother of three. This newspaper was told that Thomas, who hails from Corentyne, Berbice, had been renting the apartment at D’Urban Street for the past eight months. The woman’s body was discovered by colleagues who went to look for her after she did not turn up for work.
It was noted that upon arriving at the woman’s house, the colleagues saw the front door to her apartment ‘slightly opened’. Several shouts went unanswered and this prompted them to enter the house where they saw her lying on her bed motionless with several apparent stab wounds about her body.
The landlord for the apartment, Randolph Yaw, said that the woman was living with a drug addict and from time to time they would have arguments. The man said that the last time he heard the woman’s voice was on Friday evening about 23:00h, just before he retired to bed.
He said that from information gathered, the woman collected her wages on Friday. Yaw said that the man with whom Thomas was living asked for money but she refused to give him any.
The landlord opined that this may have triggered the man, whose name was given as ‘Anthony’ to commit the act.