Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the alleged murder of 18-year-old Henry Williams, a labourer of Buzz Bee Dam, Craig, East Bank Demerara.
He was killed on June 3 at about 23:00hrs in his village.
Inquiries disclosed that Williams and the suspect shared an apartment along with four other persons. A fight broke out between the suspect and Williams over a female at about 19:00hrs.
The men brought their altercation to the street, where things escalated further.
A neighbour told cops that the suspect came to him and reported that Williams had hung himself. The individual says he went to investigate and found Williams lying motionless on the ground between some abandoned chicken pens.
He raised an alarm, and the suspect ran away into some bushes, making good his escape.
The body bore several bruises around the neck and was pronounced dead by EMT personnel.
Several persons were questioned, but no useful information was provided. A search for the suspect is underway as investigations continue.