Murdered Canadian…Two persons detained
As police continue their investigations into the murder of Canada-based Guyanese, Moneer, two persons have been detained.
This publication was told that the men who are from the area where Moneer was staying were arrested yesterday.
According to reports, 77-year-old Moneer of Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara, who was holidaying in Guyana, was found dead on the Blankenburg seashore around 06:30 hours on Tuesday.
A post mortem revealed that the man died as a result of compression injuries to the neck, multiple blunt trauma to the head and asphyxiation. This publication was told that the man’s body also bore stab wounds.
Sources close to the investigation said that it is believed that the man was attacked at one location and subsequently dumped at the seashore.
The dead man’s brother, Hakim Hussein, told Kaieteur News that his brother arrived in Guyana about a week ago. According to Hussein, Moneer left the house on Tuesday saying he was going to a nearby cemetery to visit his son’s grave and then to see other relatives in the area.
As the place began to get dark, the man’s relatives became worried and formed a search party. Hussein said that while searching, a resident of the area said that they saw the man earlier walking and that he had indicated that he was going to check on his relatives.
According to Hussein, they knew that the man would also visit the seawall from time to time, hence they decided to check that area.
To their shock and horror, from a distance, they said they noticed the body of a man lying face down at the edge of the seashore.
Within seconds, Hussein said it dawned on them that it might be his brother. The man’s cap and watch were reportedly found nearby and his pants were halfway off.
Hussein said that contrary to speculation, his brother was not sexually assaulted by his attacker/attacker/s. He said that the post mortem did not reveal anything to suggest this.
Hussein said they immediately informed the police who arrived and began processing the scene. Moneer’s body was subsequently removed and taken to the Ezekiel Funeral Home.