Police are investigating an alleged murder committed on Henry Sam Bowin, a 20-year-old fisherman from Smith Creek, North West District.

He was reportedly killed at about 08:45 hrs on Saturday at 139 Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara.

Enquiries disclosed that Bowin and the suspect are brothers. About 09:00 hrs this morning, the suspect went over to a neighbour’s yard with a knife in his hand, sat in front of the verandah and mentioned that he had just “bore up” his brother. He had what appeared to be blood on his chest.

The police were called in and ranks found the suspect sitting in the neighbour’s yard with what appeared to be blood on his skin.

Ranks took possession of the knife, which was lodged. The suspect was arrested and escorted to the Beterverwagting Police Station, where he was placed in custody. He appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.

EMT was summoned, and the body was pronounced dead. Bowin’s body was examined, and what appeared to be a wound was seen on his throat. There was also a wound on his right hand.

The body was later escorted to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, awaiting a post-mortem. The scene was processed and photographed. Investigations continue.


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