Bodies of couple burnt beyond recognition – Police

Eccles murder-suicide

As the families of Cindy Moses and her husband Leeroy King come to grips with their shocking deaths, Police on Wednesday said the couple’s bodies were burnt beyond recognition.

Dead: Cindy Moses and Leeroy King

Police have since also said they are treating the fire as a murder-suicide.
Thirty-five-year-old Cindy Moses and her husband Leeroy King were found dead at their Lot 1139 Second Phase, Eccles, East Bank Demerara (EBD) home, following a fire that was allegedly set by King. GPF Public Relations Officer (PRO) Royston Andries-Junor, when contacted, told this publication on Wednesday that investigators are awaiting the reports of post mortem examinations to determine the cause(s) of the deaths. His comments came as neighbours said the couple were arguing before smoke was seen billowing from the house. Neighbours also allegedly heard what sounded like a gunshot being discharged.

The home that was set on fire

Meanwhile, Andries-Junor said that when ranks arrived on the scene, they were unable to determine if there were gunshot wounds on either body as the bodies were badly burnt.
However, he said that until the results of the PM are revealed, investigators would not be able to determine if either one, or both of the victims were shot.
Reports are on Tuesday evening at about 19:00h King arrived at the Eccles house and his wife was observed opening the gate for him.
A neighbour said that, shortly after, she heard the couple arguing and then screams coming from the house and what appeared to be loud explosion before seeing smoke billowing from the upper flat on the north eastern side of the building.
Both the Police and Fire Service were summoned, and the fire was extinguished.
Ranks then entered the home and observed the bodies in a bedroom on the north eastern side of the upper flat of the building.
Speaking with Guyana Times, the dead woman’s brother, Anthony Moses, explained that the couple had recently constructed the house, and were expected to take up full residency therein this weekend.
He added that he had spoken with his sister hours before the tragic incident. He described his sister as very private and said he could not tell if the couple had had previous fights. The couple had been together for the past two years. King, who had fathered three children from a previous relationship, had operated a barber shop in Diamond, EBD. Moses had operated a salon and a printery, also located in Diamond, EBD.
Their bodies are at the Lyken Funeral Parlour awaiting the PME.