Evidence in Berbice teen murders sent to St. Lucia for analysis
His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali has revealed that evidence gathered from the investigations into the murders of West Coast Berbice teenagers Isaiah and Joel Henry and Haresh Singh, has been sent to St. Lucia for analysis.
The Head of State made the disclosure during a recent interview with media personnel at his office.
“We have a team that has left for St. Lucia with some of the evidence to do more detailed analysis, so that is going on at the same time. For confidentiality reasons, the regional body has asked to have certain things respected from their perspective and we are sticking to that. There are components of the MOU that can’t be made public,” President Ali said.
While noting that there is a cost attached to the support Guyana is receiving from the regional body, he added that “is a small issue in relation to what we hope to achieve and that is bringing these people to justice.”
A five-member team of investigators from the Regional Security System arrived in Guyana two days ago to assist the Guyana Police Force (GPF) with their investigations into the brutal murders of the three teenagers.
The collaboration follows a request from President Ali for regional assistance in bringing the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice.
Three weeks ago, the lifeless bodies of the Henry cousins were discovered badly mutilated and chopped a day after they were reported missing. This resulted in protests across West Berbice. Singh’s body was discovered three days later in the Number Two Village backdam where he had gone on an errand.