Police yet to ID killers in former Linden footballer’s murder

first_imgOne week after former national footballer Romel Edison Gomes was brutally murdered in his Buck Hill, Linden shop during a robbery, police in ‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) are yet to identify his killers.Dead: Romel GomesDivisional Commander Anthony Vanderhyden told Guyana Times on Sunday that investigations are still continuing. He explained that investigators had taken in some persons in custody and did some profiling, but in the end came up empty-handed.According to Commander Vanderhyden, Police are still working on identifying the perpetrators. He added that the Police are depending on the assistance of persons in the community to get this done.The 32-year-old businessman, Gomes, was discovered unconscious in a pool of blood on Monday evening. He was at the time in his shop, which is attached to his Lot 53 Buck Hill, Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden home.Based on information received, Gomes was seen arguing with two males, one of whom was armed with a handgun, before a loud explosion was heard.The two men were then seen fleeing in the victim’s Nissan Bluebird motorcar, PVV 2057. Gomes was subsequently discovered with a suspected gunshot wound to the head, his throat slit, his hands bound, and mouth gagged.He was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Linden Hospital Complex, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Detectives have since retrieved a bloodstained kitchen knife and a spent shell from the scene. The victim’s bedroom was also ransacked, but the Police are unable to determine whether the motive was a robbery.Meanwhile, Gomes’s stolen motor car was found abandoned at One Mile Wismar on Tuesday morning. A post-mortem examination conducted the following day gave Gomes’s cause of death as gunshot injury to the head.last_img

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