Wanted bulletin issued for Berbice man over murder of US-based Guyanese

Murder accused: Malisha Dutchin

Three years after the brutal murder of United States based Guyanese businessman, Hemraj Pardesi, the Guyana Police Force is still searching for 34-year-old Jason Isaacs of Bristol Street, East Canje, Berbice, in connection with the crime.
On Tuesday, the police force issued a wanted bulletin for the man, seeking the public’s help to locate him. The police are asking anyone with information on Issac’s whereabouts to contact the Force on 226-6979, 225-8196, 227-1611, 225-2317, 225-8196, 638-8440, or the nearest Police station.

Murdered: Hemraj Pardesi

In 2021, the police first issued a wanted bulletin for Isaacs regarding Pardesi’s murder, but he has since evaded capture. Pardesi, known as “Prem,” of Lot 9 Reliance, East Canje, Berbice, was attacked in his yard by two suspects in August 2021 after his close associate, who had accompanied him to the bank earlier that day, had left.
His lifeless body was discovered at the bottom of his outdoor steps, bleeding from his nose with duct tape around his neck. The upper flat of his house was ransacked.

Jailed: Maryo Bissoondyal

Days after Pardesi’s death, Maryo Bissoondyal of Cumberland, East Canje Berbice, and Malisha Dutchin, 26, of Reliance, East Canje, were charged and remanded for his murder. Police arrested Bissoondyal while he was hiding in Canje Creek, Berbice, where he allegedly confessed to being part of the plot and execution of the robbery-murder.
He implicated Dutchin and Isaacs, revealing that the robbery was reportedly Dutchin’s plan. Dutchin later surrendered to authorities, allegedly admitting she had a relationship with Pardesi and had called him to her house the night he was killed, but claimed she knew nothing of what happened afterward.
However, Bissoondyal allegedly told the police that Dutchin lured Pardesi to her house via a phone call and contacted Isaacs after he left. Bissoondyal and Isaacs then went to Pardesi’s yard and reportedly attacked him.

Wanted: Jason Isaacs

In January, when Bissoondyal was arraigned before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow in the Berbice High Court he entered a guilty plea to the 2021 murder of Pardesi.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after serving 30 years.
Despite the Guyana Police Force’s efforts, Isaacs has remained elusive. In October 2023, he was accused of fatally shooting Guyanese fisherman Curtis Brown, also known as “Big” or “Cats,” in Suriname.
Brown, was formerly of Queenstown, Corriverton, Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).
At the time of his death, Brown was attempting to break up a fight between Issacs and another man, when Isaacs allegedly shot him in the face, resulting in his death. (G9)