DNA samples from murdered teacher still to be sent for overseas testing – acting…

first_imgAs investigations continue into the gruesome murder of Richard Ishmael Secondary School teacher Kescia Branche, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine has indicated that even though the DNA samples have not as yet been sent overseas for testing, police are still questioning the owner of the car linked to the teacher’s death.This comes nearly one month after the battered body of the school teacher had been found at the corner of Princes Street and Louisa Row, Georgetown; and to date, investigators are still putting the missing pieces together to solve the crime.“They (samples) have not been sent as yet, but they will be sent soon,” the acting Commissioner revealed.He, however, deemed the return of Mathew Munroe, the owner of the car allegedly linked to the death of the teacher, as a success in the ongoing probe. Munroe was overseas, but returned to Guyana recently.“The good news is that the suspect has returned, and the police have been able to do some further work,” Ramnarine disclosed, further telling reporters that the suspect has been questioned.Branche, who had resided at Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, had last been seen on November 4, when she left for a night out with her friends. Several persons were questioned and subsequently released for the young teacher’s killing. These included the father or Branche’s son, and two police officers who claimed that they had offered her a lift after seeing her waiting outside a Lamaha Street night spot.Branche’s unconscious body was found in the vicinity of Princes Street and Louisa Row, Georgetown, and she was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) where she remained in an unconscious state until her death 2 days later.last_img read more