Police has issued a wanted bulletin for a Swan man for the December murder of a Capoey excavator operator.
The man’s name has been given as Carl Welcome Jr, called ‘Ralph’ and said to be from North West District, Region One and Swan, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.
Welcome, 19, is alleged to have murdered Shervin Melville between December 16 and December17.
Melville of Capoey Lake top, Essequibo Coast, was drinking with an unidentified man at his home. Melville reportedly shared his one flat wooden and tarpaulin home, with his 20-year-old wife and their two-month-old baby.
Hours before his demise, the man reportedly had an argument with his wife, who later left for her mother’s home; leaving Melville home alone.
Kaieteur News understands that the man’s wife, Joya Henry, discovered her husband’s dead body the following morning, with his throat reportedly slit.
Family members are of the view that drinking with the strange man led to an argument with his wife.
The family claims that Melville was strangled before his throat was slit. The unidentified individual, who is the family’s prime suspect, was reportedly seen leaving the village some time around 04:00 hrs on the day that the murder was committed.
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