Police are investigating an alleged suicide committed by Malinda Fiona Niewenkirk, a 19-year-old unemployed female of Lusignan, East Coast Demerara (ECD), which occurred sometime between 01:14 hrs and 04:00 hrs this morning.

Enquiries revealed that the teen resided in a two-storey apartment building at Lusignan. The concrete building consists of six apartments, all occupied.

About 22:00 hrs last night, a 36-year-old man (who was in a relationship with the teen) went to the apartment and reportedly ended the relationship with Malinda.

About 01:30 hrs this morning, the man left the apartment and went to his home located a few villages away. Malinda contacted him, via messages on WhatsApp, and threatened to kill herself.

The two communicated for a while, and the man told investigators he tried to comfort and encourage her not to do that, and the teen stopped replying to his text.

The 36-year-old man tried calling and texting the 19-year-old but got no answer. He became suspicious and went to the Vigilance Police Station and made a report.

Thereafter, a police patrol went with him to the teen’s apartment building she was discovered hanging from the bedroom door.

EMT from Melanie was summoned and the teen was examined by Doctor Durga who pronounce her dead. The body was also examined for marks of violence and a redish circular mark was seen around her neck.

The body is presently at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.


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