Bartica man burns wife, 3-year-old, 5-year-old children to death

Police in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) are investigating the murder of 48-year-old Carolina Kennedy, a housewife, and her two daughters, ages 5 and 3 years old, all of Four Miles Squatting Area, Bartica, Potaro Road.

Reports are the woman’s reputed husband and father of the two children set fire to the home at about 21:30h on Saturday evening.

The Four Miles Squatting Area, Bartica, Potaro Road house on fire (Bartica Newsletter photo)

Police have since said that enquiries so far revealed that about 21:30h an unknown caller, called the Bartica Police Station and reported a fire at the home. As a result the police and Fire Service responded.

“Upon arrival what remained of a wooden 24×15 structure was seen completely engulfed in flames. The water Tender was unable to reach to its location and as such a bucket brigade was formed. When the fire was extinguished what appeared to be the charred remains of three (3) human beings were found in the south eastern corner of where the house stood,” Police said in a statement.

The bodies of the victims were subsequently removed and taken to the Bartica Hospital Mortuary.

Police also said that based on information received a search was launched for the suspect and he was found in the bushes in close proximity to the house. He was arrested and escorted to the Bartica Hospital where he is presently admitted for minor burns to his feet.

Investigations are still ongoing .