Now that the Guyana Police Force has been making significant progress in solving cold cases, the relatives of Candy Rawlins are calling on ranks to capture her killer.
Her relatives are claiming that they have waited too long for the woman’s 13-year-old daughter to get justice.
The little girl was bound and gagged after her step father, Vidol Anthony Rawlins, murdered her mother on July 17, 2014.
Since the housewife’s murder, reports are that her killer fled to his sister’s home in Albouystown, Georgetown after which he traveled to the interior.
The woman’s nude body was discovered on her bedroom floor a little before 09:00 hrs by her daughter, who had managed to untie herself.
The housewife’s face was wrapped with a mosquito net and bound with duct tape. Her hands were tied behind her back with a sheet and her throat was slit.
Investigators found a bloodstained knife, believed to be the murder weapon, next to her body.
The killer left a note, in which he claimed that he loved his wife very much and that he regretted his action.
In the letter, the carpenter asked for forgiveness from his mother, who resides overseas.
The suspect also requested that no one search for him since he will be with his father, who died a few years prior to the murder.
While the motive for the killing is still unclear, investigators who have worked on the case believed that it might have been as a result of infidelity.
However, the victim’s daughter had provided police with a statement and a possible motive.
According to a police source, the woman’s daughter, who was 11 at the time, informed them that she was in her room when she heard her stepfather demanding sex from her mother.
The little girl said that she “did not take the noise too serious,” because constant quarrelling was a norm in the home.
The child is now living with her biological father in Berbice.
A relative of Candy Rawlins said was she is unsure whether the police are still looking at the case, since the family has heard nothing more.
Another relative of the woman, Dale Larose said that after his cousin was killed, the suspect’s sister went to the vacant house which the couple once shared and removed his clothes and working tools.
Reports were also made to the police that the suspect was seen leaving his sister’s home in Albouystown on numerous occasions.
His sister told police that she had no knowledge of her sibling’s whereabouts, but the slain woman’s relatives are questioning why she removed her brother’s personal belongings, if she had no idea where he was.
“After he (Vidol Rawlins) killed my cousin, then we hear that he killed he ex-wife and went in jail for seven years before,” La Rose said.
The young man also expressed dissatisfaction with the way the police are investigating this case.
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