Police are investigating the death of a 34-year-old fruit vendor who was stabbed multiple times to the back early this morning (May 14, 2018) in his Lot 25 Belmonte, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD) yard.

The bloodied body of Farcey Yassen, a father of three, was discovered shortly after 01:30 hr by his wife, Devi. The woman reportedly ventured to look for her husband after noticing that he was missing from their bed for quite some time.

Yassen, who sold fruits for a living at the Mahaica market, was pronounced dead at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital.

According to information received, the father of three woke and went to the lower flat of the two-storey house to use the washroom. It is unclear what transpired next.

However, detectives suspected that he might have heard a noise in his yard and went out to investigate.

While Yassen’s killer or killers did not take the gold chain and band he was wearing at the time of his death, police have not ruled out robbery as the motive for the killing.

“He stores his fruits downstairs so maybe when he went down, he heard some noise and opened his door to check,” a rank opined.

The victim’s wife told the cops that she was asleep and did not hear any strange noise other than their dogs barking—which she says is normal.

“She said when she got up and didn’t see him on the bed, she went downstairs and saw the door open so she went outside to call him and that’s when she saw his body on the ground covered in blood,” a rank revealed.

The Guyana Standard was informed that the victim’s wife told ranks that it was normal for her husband to go out in the yard to check on his fruits.

While no one has been arrested as yet, the cops plan on questioning persons in the area.


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