Main suspect in Woodley Park murder released; two remain in custody
The main suspect in the Woodley Park shallow grave murder/rape was released early yesterday. The 20-year-old fisherman was arrested and held since Sunday for questioning and was being considered as the prime suspect into the murder and rape of Basmattie ‘Manda’ Moonsammy, 14, of Woodley Park, West Berbice.
The boy’s mother, speaking with this newspaper last evening said the entire family is breathing a sigh of relief and they all went to church yesterday morning to give thanks to God.
“Me happy…me went in the church today…me son thanked God too, he went church with us this morning when he came home.”
The young man was released from the Fort Wellington lock-ups around 07:00 hrs.
According to well-placed sources, two other young men are still being held for questioning into the gruesome murder of the teen.
Kaieteur News understands that one of the young men cleared the main suspect on Wednesday and “implicated” himself into the series of events.
This paved the way for cops to release the main suspect.
Investigations are continuing. No results of the post-mortem have been released.
Moonsammy had been missing from her home over a week ago and it was rice farmers in the area who made the discovery of her smelling, exposed corpse buried in a shallow grave in the backdam area, last Saturday morning.
Continuous rain had washed the mud away, exposing the body.
She had been buried face down in the grave and was discovered with a black bra and a skirt. Her underwear was pulled down to her knees. Her neck was also tied with a long piece of shirt fabric.
According to reports, the teen was reported missing two Sundays ago and this was reported to the station. However, because it was a regular occurrence, nobody thought it strange.