Man wanted for murder of WCB pensioner surrenders

Hours after the Guyana Police Force (GPF) issued a wanted bulletin Mark Anthony Henry for questioning in relation to murder, he surrendered in the company of his lawyer at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarter at Eve Leary on Wednesday.

Suspect: Mark Anthony Henry

Henry, who is the brother of Joel Henry and cousin of Isaiah Henry – the two teens who were brutally murdered in West Coast Berbice, was wanted for questioning in connection to the murder of 68-year-old Sooroojdeo Deochand called “Sarjie”.
The pensioner’s bloodied body was discovered in his Number Three Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB) on Tuesday with multiple chop wounds.
It was reported that a relative had gone to check on Deochand, who lived alone, after she received information that he had been chopped and needed to be taken to the hospital to seek medical attention. When the relative arrived at the elderly man’s house, she reportedly called out to him, but there was no answer.
The woman then pushed open the main door and found Deochand lying in a pool of blood with several chops to his body. He was taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he was confirmed dead on arrival.
Police later confirmed that there was one wound on the left side of his face, one to the back of his head, one to the side of his left hand, and one on the right hand which completely severed three fingers.

Dead Surijdeo Deochand

Deochand was among a group of men initially arrested in September last year after the mutilated bodies of 16-year-old Isaiah and 19-year-old Joel were discovered in the backlands of Cotton Tree, WCB – almost two days after they had left their Number Three Village home to pick coconuts but never returned.