Dec 13, 2016 News
The Guyana Police Force (GPF)’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has been receiving a lot of praise recently for solving a number of high profile cases, including the infamous Babita Sarjou’s six-year-old mystery.
But the relatives of at least one murder victim are not very impressed.
That view may change if only the police can find the man who executed 33-year-old fashion designer, Trevor Rose, in 2014.
The father of eight was fatally shot on the Eccles, East Bank Demerara Public Road while travelling in a taxi with the mother of one of his children, Latoya Towler.
Early this year, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum had signaled his intention of re-opening cold cases. He listed the Trevor Rose case as one of those on the list of priority cases to be focused on.
The Crime Chief had explained that the decisions to re-open the cold cases were made after relatives of the murdered victims would have visited the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), requesting that the cases be re-opened.
“We have assured them (relatives of the deceased) that we are in the process of re-opening some of the cases we know for sure we will be able to make headway in,” Blanhum had pointed out.
But now that several months have passed since the Crime Chief announced that the Trevor Rose case will be re-opened, his relatives are getting a little worried, since they have not heard anything from the cops.
Another year is going to end without their being knowledge of who killed Rose.
The designer’s mother, Lillian Browne has been waiting patiently to hear about her son’s case and for the killer(s) to face the consequences for their action, which has left eight children without a father.
Browne believes that there is evidence that will lead the cops to the perpetrators. However, she opined that certain “things” might be missing from her son’s file.
For one—a gun that was found on the scene when the father of eight was slain might not be there. Moments after Rose was killed, the police had issued a press release stating that a 9mm. pistol with 19 matching rounds was recovered.
It is believed that the gunman might have dropped the weapon after killing the fashion designer.
“I was told that the gun was returned to its owner,” Browne said.
Through the grapevine, she said that she was told that the man who was contracted to kill her son, goes by the name “Demon”— this information has been given to the cops already.
When Rose was executed, Latoya Towler was also shot to the buttocks, while the taxi driver sustained a gunshot wound to his left shoulder. It is believed that they were struck by stray bullets.
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