Detectives have detained a 68-year-old man in connection with the gruesome murder of 76-year-old Yvonne Adams, who was found strangled in her Amelia’s Ward, Linden home on Saturday.
Sources close to Mrs. Adams said that the detained man was an Amelia’s Ward resident who frequented the victim’s premises. They described him as the slain woman’s ‘boyfriend’, and believe that he is the individual that a neighbor reportedly saw entering the victim’s front door at around midnight on Thursday.
Police stated that the man was taken into custody on Saturday, some hours after residents broke into Mrs. Adams’ two-storied home and found her body.
He was still in custody yesterday, although investigators do not appear to have any strong evidence linking him to the crime.
Mrs. Adams, who reportedly travelled frequently overseas and lived alone, was found lying in a passageway in the top flat of her home at around 13.00 hrs on Saturday.
She was bleeding from the mouth and the cord from an electrical iron was wrapped around her hands and throat.
Kaieteur News was told that a gold chain and two rings that Mrs. Adams always wore were missing. There was no sign of forced entry, leading to the suspicion that the victim had let her killer(s) in.
According to reports, close neighbours last saw Mrs. Adams at around 19.00 hrs on Thursday.
At around midnight on Thursday, a neighbor reportedly saw a man rapping at Mrs. Adam’s front door. The visitor was said to be wearing brown khaki pants. But according to a source, the neighbor didn’t pay much attention to the visitor, since Mrs. Adams often had visitors.
Kaieteur News was told that Mrs. Adams “had a lot of friends and liked to drink,” and would often spend Friday nights at a popular bar near the Linden Market. She had suffered a stroke some time ago and the friends would assist her in catching taxis to her home after her excursions.
Close friends became concerned when Mrs. Adams failed to show up at a queh queh on Friday. They became even more worried when the elderly neighbor repeatedly failed to answer her landline and mobile phones.
At around 13.00 hrs on Saturday, on the urging of his wife, a male resident, who had known Mrs. Adams for years, decided to check on her.
The resident told Kaieteur News that he climbed up into the verandah and, on peering inside the house, saw what appeared to be a body in a passageway.
A teenage boy then removed a few window panes, entered the premises and opened the front door.
The resident then entered the house, “and there she was in the passageway, with blood running from her mother and an electrical cord around her hands and neck,” the man said.
He said that Mrs. Adam’s wedding ring, gold chain and a ‘Lodge ring’ were missing, but the house did not appear to have been ransacked. Kaieteur News understands that Mrs. Adams collected a pension in Guyana and another from overseas.
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