July 23, 2014

No arrest made for Mocha murder

Murdered: Delon Melville

Murdered: Delon Melville

Police are still to make an arrest for the murder of Delon Melville, 26, of Lot 134 Nelson Street, Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, who was discovered dead behind the village three days after he went missing.

As the police continue their investigations, it was revealed that the numbers used to call relatives of the dead might have belonged to someone residing in Herstelling while another caller is most likely from the East Coast Demerara.

According to information received, the last person that spoke with the dead man remains tightlipped, but Guyana Times understands that the teenager and Melville were close friends and he might have confided in her about his lifestyle.

The relatives believed that the person who telephoned the young man on Monday evening is known to him as he would not have left home, but cannot say what occurred afterwards.  Investigators also believed that more than one person might have been involved in the young man’s murder.

A relative of the dead man stated that the post-mortem is expected to be performed on Monday and this will be followed by his funeral. The relative said preparations are being made for the funeral, noting that the killer(s) will be pursued after. Melville will be laid to rest on Monday.

His body was discovered about a mile away from the village with several stab wounds about his body. There were also signs of his head being shaved at the back and his two legs were broken. He was naked and a white vest was wrapped around his neck, partly covering his face.

This discovery has left villagers shocked and they are pondering who might have wanted to cause harm to the young man since he was an easy going person who always participated in church activities.

Since the young man’s disappearance on Monday, relatives have contacted the police.

They reportedly solicited a letter from the police to produce to Digicel in order to have a number traced.

The man’s body was found about 06:30h by two teenagers who were made aware of a decomposed body due to a heavy stench. Relatives recognised him by a band he was wearing and a birthmark on his leg. Melville leaves to mourn his two sisters and a brother.

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