No arrests in security guard’s murder

As investigations continue into the gruesome murder of Sammy Prowell, whose throat was slit in front of his place of employment at Robb Street, Georgetown, the Police are yet to make an arrest.
In an invited comment on the issue, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told media operatives on Saturday that Police have questioned several persons in connection with the murder but no useful information was collected.
He noted that investigations are continuing but no arrest was made. However, Guyana Times understands that the Police are trying to ascertain if there are any CCTV recordings of the murder.
The 56-year-old man of Lot 21 Pepper Hill, Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, suffered an eight-inch incision to the throat as well as a stab wound to his neck. He was found in an upright position.
It is believed that he was stabbed in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Prowell was attached to the Transportation and Protection Agency and was schedule to work the ‘9-5’ [21:00h-05:00h] shift.
His body was found at about 06:00h by passersby. At the scene, the man’s supervisor Mark Samuels, who was in a state of shock after learning of the man’s demise, told reporters that Prowell was a dedicated worker.
He explained that the man was seconded at the Hai Matadi Ishant Variety Store on Robb Street for quite some time and it was only a few days ago, he spoke to Prowell about the vagrants that would traverse the area.
Since there were no signs of a struggle and no signs of any breakage on the building the man was protecting, investigators are of the belief that he might have been killed by one of the vagrants. The murder weapon was not recovered.
Police are continuing their investigations.