Security guard bludgeoned to death at Garden of Eden worksite
by Romila Boodram
A 44-year-old security guard was yesterday found murdered at his Garden of Eden worksite, and it is believed that his killer(s) may have been targeting heavy duty tools and equipment he had been guarding.
It is believed that he was killed sometime between Wednesday night and yesterday morning.
Dead is Alwin Glasgow of Lot 4 Supply, East Bank Demerara, who was found tied up, beaten and gagged by person(s) who apparently invaded his worksite and carried away a large quantity of equipment which was stored in a container at the front of the building.
The dead man’s worksite is located at Lot 35 Garden of Eden.
Kaieteur News understands that the building is owned by a Chinese national who is said to be in Suriname.
By the time the newspaper arrived on the scene yesterday, police were already conducting their investigations.
The security guard’s face was bloodied and his neck appeared to be broken. His hands and feet were tied and a piece of wood, which appeared to be the murder weapon, was found next to his body.
Family members and curious bystanders were shocked how Glasgow met his death.
According to Elizabeth Pheix, a relative of the dead man, she was at work when she received a call from someone informing her that “something had happen with Alwin”.
She said she was the first relative to arrive at the scene. “He left home at 5pm on Wednesday as per normal to attend work,” Pheix said.
Kaieteur News understands that the dead man was living alone and had been with the Chinese nationals for a year.
The police, in a statement, said that they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Glasgow whose body was found with marks of violence around 05:45hrs yesterday.
The body was found under a shed at the construction site.
Police confirmed that a container used to store equipment at the site was broken and entered, and a number of items stolen.
The body is at the Lyken Funeral Parlour awaiting a post mortem examination.