Taxi driver in custody for seaman’s murder

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Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum on Thursday confirmed that detectives have arrested a taxi driver for questioning in relation to the murder of Roy Rowland, whose body was discovered with a single gunshot wound to the head at Marigold Street, South Ruimveldt Gardens.

Dead: Roy Rowland

The Crime Chief related that ever since the taxi driver was taken into Police custody, he has been giving conflicting accounts of his interactions with the now deceased man. The driver is reportedly claiming that Rowland requested to be dropped at a location in West Ruimveldt and instructed him (the driver) to collect him after dropping home his child mother.
However, he told ranks that after dropping home Rowland’s child mother, he went back to collect him, but he was nowhere to be seen. He attempted to phone him several times, but all the calls went unanswered.
He said he went away and it was not until Wednesday morning, he learnt of the man’s demise. The Police will continue to interrogate the suspect.
The body of the 27-year-old seaman, of Lot 25 Castello Housing Scheme, La Penitence, Georgetown, was discovered about 06:30h by a resident who went to take out his cattle. He immediately raised an alarm and the Police were summoned.
During investigations, a 9mm spent shell was found at the scene. The Police are working on the theory that the man might have been killed somewhere else and his body dumped in the area, since residents did not hear a firearm being discharged.