The badly battered body that was found on the Dora Trail on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway last Wednesday afternoon has been identified as 48-year-old taxi driver Leyton Garraway.
Making the identification was the dead man’s wife, Wornett Indranee Garraway, and his son, Marvick Garraway.
The Community Policing Group found the man’s remains shortly after 16:30 hrs.
It appeared as though there was an attempt to sever the head. The body had a severe laceration on the left hand and the left side of the face was also chopped.
Speaking with Kaieteur News yesterday, the dead man’s wife, who last saw her husband on Tuesday morning, recounted that he left their Lot 203 Old Road, Parika, East Bank Essequbo residence around 07:30 hrs.
She said her husband failed to reach home at his regular time, which raised some suspicion. Numerous calls to the man’s mobile phone went unanswered.
A missing person’s report was made at the Parika Police Station.
“We made a report at the station and the police said that they would be sending radio messages to all the stations,” she explained.
Mrs. Garraway further told this publication that it was a close relative that was reading the article in this newspaper who quickly called her.
From the clothing description the woman headed to the Parika Police Station, and then to the Lyken Funeral Home where the body was taken. Mrs. Garraway positively identified the body.
Mrs. Garraway said that her husband’s vehicle, HB 8858, was only purchased six weeks ago by Sherwin Pratt, 35, a sailor of 183 Parika.. It was a Toyota Premio. The woman said that the police have not managed to recover the vehicle.
She noted that her husband never really had any major police matter other than minor traffic offences, and speculated that he might have picked up his killers as customers. Meanwhile police sources yesterday said that they were working on a few theories, which might be able to shed some light on the murder. They are also questioning several persons who are believed to have seen a vehicle, which was in the area, prior to the grisly discovery. This newspaper was informed that residents remembered seeing a bus going down the same trail.
Residents reportedly told the police that they saw three men in the trail and when they approached, the men ran away and boarded a bus, which sped away.
They speculated that it might be the same bus, which might have been used for transporting the body to the area where it was disposed of.
Kaieteur News understands that the body was found a short distance away from where terror gang suspect Colin Jones allegedly killed miner Woodette Roberts.
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