Investigations into the death of taxi driver, Rawle Henry, have taken a new twist as detectives have unearthed evidence that he was tortured.
Henry’s body, with his head almost severed, was recovered on Sunday afternoon behind a clump of bushes at Onion Field, La Bonne Intention, East Coast Demerara, a few hours after the car he was driving was found dumped in a trench five miles away in the Sparendaam Squatting Area.
Investigators had initially believed that Rawle Henry, 42 of 15 D’Urban Backlands was the victim of a carjacking.
However, a thorough check of his body has revealed signs of torture.
A detective on East Coast Demerara told this newspaper that apart from his head being partly severed, Henry was stabbed in his ribs and had burn marks on his chest and penis.
“These are definite signs that he was tortured before he was killed. We are now trying to establish is he was into something,” the detective said.
Henry’s body was discovered around 17:00 hours by residents of the LBI area who subsequently informed the police.
At the time, investigators were probing the discovery of a silver grey Toyota Carina 212 motorcar and had no idea that it was linked to the body at LBI.
However, after contacting the owner and subsequently, Henry’s wife Carmelita Collins, they were able to ascertain that the dead man was indeed the driver of the car.
Residents of the Sparendaam Squatting area where the car Henry was driving was found told this newspaper that they did not hear or see anything when the car was dumped in the trench there.
One resident said that she awoke and was surprised to see the car in the trench.
The car was stripped of its CD player and speakers and there was blood on the back seat, which suggested that Henry was wounded in the car or was already dead and was transported to the place where he was eventually dumped.
No one has so far been arrested.
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