Feb 27, 2014 News
The semi nude body of a 19-year-old woman was yesterday found in the cemetery at Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara.
Patricia Young, a former employee of KFC, who last worked at Clear Connect call centre, appeared to have been killed since Sunday night, when she was last seen.
Her reputed husband had led police to her body around 17:30 hours, after finding her slippers outside the cemetery. The discovery followed days of frantic searching.
A senior police official last night informed that the woman’s reputed husband has admitted to killing her.
He reportedly told investigators that the woman left home by herself on Sunday (Mash Day), and upon her return they had an argument which led to a physical altercation.
According to detectives, the woman’s body was dragged from the road into the cemetery where it was dumped. There were also attempts to make it look like a gang rape.
The dead woman’s mini-skirt was pulled up and her top was rolled up all the way around her neck. She appeared to have been strangled, since there were no other visible marks of violence on the body.
The discovery of Young’s body saw residents in the area leaving their homes to flock to the cemetery to get a glimpse of the already bloated body, which was lying at the base of a huge tree.
Residents who live close to the cemetery reported hearing no screams and the discovery was a total shock to them.
Her uncle, Kewis Young, who hails from Plaisance was at the scene last night and spoke to this newspaper.
He said that the woman grew up in Plaisance but moved to Bachelor’s Adventure a little over a year ago to live with her reputed husband.
Young said that he was told by his niece’s fiancé that she left home by herself on Sunday and was not seen alive since.
“Yesterday (Tuesday) he come and tell we and we just start looking into it right away…we just go around and mek reports at de station, put out check fuh she, but nothing,” Kewis Young told this newspaper.
Even the hospital was checked but Patricia Young could not be found.
But yesterday the breakthrough came and with it the reality that something terrible had happened to the young woman.
According to Kewis Young, the woman’s reputed husband reported to police that he found one side of the pair of sandals that she was wearing when she left home on Sunday, lying in front of the cemetery “Is come dey come fuh look fuh de sandals and after dey find it outside there, and dey search and dat is how dey find de body under de tree,” the dead woman’s uncle stated.
The evidence suggests that Patricia Young was attacked on the road and put up a fierce fight, causing her sandals to fall off, before she was dragged into the nearby cemetery.
Her uncle related that she grew up in a large family and was taught how to defend herself from an early age.
“I saw the body. She skirt deh on she belly and she top deh round she neck, she ain’t gat on no panty, she deh naked skin…it look like rape and murder,” Kewis Young explained.
Residents initially believed that Young was attacked by more than one person. They told this newspaper that although they were shocked that something like this had actually happened in their community, they had expected it.
The residents said that even if persons had heard Young screaming, they might not have ventured out from their homes, because as he put it, “gun bullet does fire.”
She recalled, “when tief jump we house and we hollerin, and none body, even neighbour very close and dem ain’t come…everybody frighten dey get a bullet,” the woman stated.
Before moving to Bachelor’s Adventure, Patricia Young lived with her grandmother in Plaisance since she was three weeks old, having lost both of her parents at a tender age.
“Dis is real devastating..fuh know dat you tek care of you niece all dese years and den now fuh come and see she like duh, and rape too…dat is real rough,” Kewis Young lamented.
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