Jun 29, 2016 News
Police have now detained all three of the suspects who were wanted in connection with the murder of porkknocker Shawn McDonald, whose bound and battered body was found in a metal container at Kurupung two Mondays ago.
A senior police official said that the last two suspects were held on Monday. One was captured at Kurupung Mountain Foot.
The first suspect was arrested on Sunday at an area known as Pappy Show Landing, some three miles from the area where Mc Donald was slain. They were all taken to the Bartica Police Station yesterday.
McDonald’s battered body, with limbs bound, was found in a metal container at his camp at Kurupung last week Monday.
A post mortem showed that he sustained multiple injuries, including wounds to the head, a broken shoulder, and a deep cut to the mouth that reportedly caused him to suffocate on his own blood.
The killing may have been triggered by complaints that a woman made that Mc Donald had tried to sexually assault her and had cut down two hammocks near a camp.
Police were also told that McDonald was seen drinking and brandishing a cutlass at individuals at Kurupung. He was then seen heading towards his camp.
Police were also told that three men were later seen putting the porkknocker in a metal container.
Around 06.00 hrs last week Monday, a woman went to Mc Donald’s camp to check on him and found the miner’s body in a container. The police were then notified.
McDonald resided at Amelia’s Ward, Linden, and was the eldest of four siblings. He had worked in the interior for several years.
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