The Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) samples recovered during the Henry boys and Haresh Singh murder probes are back with the Guyana Police Force (GPF) after being processed at a St. Lucia forensic laboratory. The force is hopeful that the samples can help solve the string of murders that occurred last month aback Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB).
According to an article published by an independent crime reporter, Michael Jordan, there is no word yet on whether the samples have yielded any conclusive evidence. The article stated that while investigators took DNA samples from the victims and the area where they were found, it is unclear where similar evidence was uplifted.
Further enquiries made by the Guyana Standard revealed that the GPF is in possession of additional samples, which they are expected to handover for processing abroad.
The severely mutilated remains of cousins, 16-year-old Isaiah and Joel Henry, 19, were discovered on September 5, in a coconut farm aback their home village. Their deaths sparked widespread protest actions along the WCB corridor, which led to violent standoffs between residents and law enforcement officials.
Several days after the gruesome discovery, 17-year-old farmer, Haresh Singh was found dead in the Cotton Tree backdam with his motorcycle torched. Singh was identified as a relative of one of the prime suspects in the Henry Boys’ murder investigation.