Police are investigating the chilling murder of 75-year-old Audrey Harris of Lot 11 Princess Street, Georgetown. The pensioner’s 50-year-old nephew, who resided with her, is suspected of committing the act.
Investigations revealed that the victim lived with her reputed husband Laurence Hayde, and her 50-year-old nephew in a two-storey wooden and concrete structure facing south in a fenced yard.
The nephew reportedly occupied the lower flat. Detectives learned that the victim’s reputed husband left home for work, leaving the victim and the suspect at home last evening.
According to the suspect’s sister Lois Byass, at around 09:00 hrs today, she was on her way to work when she received a phone call from the victim’s neighbour stating that she heard the deceased screaming.
Byass then told the neighbour to go over and check on her, and the neighbour said that she saw Audrey Harris lying motionless in the yard.
Byass told detectives that she rushed to the scene, and on arrival, observed that her aunt was lying motionless on the ground in her yard on the western side of her house in a pool of blood.
Further investigations revealed that the suspect and the victim had an argument because she had wanted the suspect to be removed from the house, and the suspect refused.
Information also revealed that the suspect is ‘mentally ill’, and during the argument, the suspect who was armed with a knife, dealt the victim two stabs on both sides of her neck.
At the time also, the victim was armed with a hammer. The victim then fell to the ground helplessly, and the suspect was seen running out from the yard and escaping in an unknown direction.
A hammer was found under the victim.