Police are still searching for suspects and a motive for the murder of 66-year-old remigrant, Kingsley Joseph, whose badly chopped body was found last Saturday in a clump of bushes near his Phase Three, Wisroc Housing Scheme home.
Detectives had detained the slain man’s 20-year-old grandson as well as the victim’s female companion shortly after finding his body. However, a senior police official told Kaieteur News yesterday that investigators have found no evidence connecting them to Joseph’s death. They were released.
Robbery does not seem to be a motive and there was nothing to suggest that the killers searched the premises for anything valuable.
Police believe that Joseph, who was chopped and stabbed, was attacked in the hallway of his home. The 66-year-old weighed over 200 pounds, and investigators speculate that it would have taken more than one person, or a very strong individual, to overpower him.
Police found no sign of forced entry to the premises and also failed to find the murder weapon. A cutlass that was found in the bedroom belonged to the victim and had no evidence of bloodstains.
Joseph’s body, which was covered with a bed sheet, was discovered in a pool of blood in bushes behind his Wisroc home at around 09.00 hrs on Saturday. Several wounds were visible on his torso, head and hands.
Kaieteur News understands that Joseph had told a grandson who lives at Victory Valley, to visit him at around 06.00 hrs Saturday, since the remigrant had planned to pluck some of his chickens around that time.
But it is alleged that when the grandson arrived, he found the premises locked and there was no sign of Mr. Joseph.
However, on peeping into the home, he reportedly saw a cutlass on his grandfather’s bed, and observed that there was blood on the verandah.
The relative notified the police, who visited the scene and verified the report after entering the house.
About two hours later, the ranks found Joseph’s mutilated body in a clump of bushes.
Joseph had reportedly returned to Guyana about six years ago after residing overseas for several years.
The area where he resided is desolate, with houses few and far apart, and interspersed with thick vegetation.
Several of the houses are without electricity.
One neighbour claimed that although she lived a short distance from the victim, she was unaware that anything was amiss until somebody called to inform her of the murder.
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