Sus­pect in young teacher’s mur­der in cus­tody

Weekend Mirror - - CHILDREN’S CORNER -

Nearly

one month af­ter the bat­tered body of Richard Ish­mael school teacher, Kes­cia Branche was found, the DNA sam­ples taken from the now de­ceased 22-year-old are yet to be sent overseas for test­ing.

“It has not been sent as yet. It will be sent soon,” act­ing Top Cop, David Ram­nar­ine as­serted on Wed­nes­day dur­ing a side in­ter­view with the press at the Mar­riott Ho­tel.

Fur­ther, he said that a sus­pect who had left the coun­try the day that Branche’s body was found has re­turned to Guyana and is presently in cus­tody as­sist­ing with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“Good news is that a sus­pect who had gone overseas has re­turned and we’ve been do­ing some fur­ther in­ves­tiga­tive work,” he told media op­er­a­tives.

Branche, a mother of one, who resided in Cum­mings Lodge, Greater Ge­orge­town was last seen on Novem­ber 4, when she left for a night out with her friends. How­ever, her un­con­scious body was found in the vicin­ity of Princes Street and Louisa Row, Ge­orge­town the morn­ing af­ter.

She was rushed to the Ge­orge­town Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Cor­po­ra­tion where she re­mained in an un­con­scious state un­til her death, 2 days

Kes­cia Branche

af­ter.

Sev­eral per­sons were ques­tioned and sub­se­quently re­leased for the young teacher’s killing. These in­cluded the father of Branche’s daugh­ter and two po­lice of­fi­cers who claimed that they of­fered her a lift af­ter see­ing her wait­ing out­side a city es­tab­lish­ment.

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