Women's Issues In Guyana


Woman strangled, lover held

Posted in Crimes against Women by wiig on April 5, 2008
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Kaieteur News – April 5, 2008

A 27-year-old mother of two was found murdered in her Kaneville, East Bank Demerara home at around 21:00 hrs last night. Police have detained her reputed husband in connection with the crime.

A friend found Tamasha Riddell, who has two sons, lying in her bedroom. The friend had visited her and was able to make the discovery.

Police sources said that the victim appeared to have been strangled. Some reports indicated that the victim might have been suffocated with a pillow. Investigators declined to say whether there was any sign of forced entry.

There is also speculation that the woman was slain since Thursday night, but investigators said that none of the neighbours recalled hearing any unusual noises coming from the house.

Kaieteur News understands that Riddell’s children had gone to stay with their grandmother in Berbice.
A source said that Riddell was to have traveled to Berbice today to join her children there.

This newspaper was told that her reputed husband was arrested at the crime scene after he turned up at the house.

The woman’s body was eventually removed from the scene at around 23:00 hrs.

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