Ex held over mur­der of Ec­cles woman

Stabroek News Sunday - - FRONT PAGE -

A West­min­ster, West Bank De­mer­ara man is now in cus­tody for the mur­der of his ex­girl­friend, who was found dead at his home af­ter an ar­gu­ment on Fri­day.

The dead woman has been iden­ti­fied as Rose­mary Rud­der, 32, of Old Road, Ec­cles, East Bank De­mer­ara.

Act­ing spokesman for the Guyana Po­lice Force Shivper­saud Bac­chus, in a state­ment, said that the al­leged mur­der oc­curred some­time around 11 pm and po­lice have taken a 39-year-old sus­pect into cus­tody.

The po­lice ex­plained that at about 10.30 pm, Rud­der went to the man’s home at 1109 West­min­ster.

Upon Rud­der’s ar­rival she was greeted by the man, who was in the com­pany of an­other fe­male, and as a re­sult, an ar­gu­ment en­sued. “A heated ar­gu­ment en­sued, re­sulted in scuf­fle. He sub­se­quently left the a de­ceased ly­ing mo­tion­less and went to make a re­port at the Po­lice Sta­tion,” po­lice said.

Rud­der was taken to the West De­mer­ara Re­gional Hos­pi­tal, where she was pro­nounced dead on ar­rival.

A friend of the de­ceased yes­ter­day told Sun­day Stabroek that she learnt of the tragedy af­ter be­ing tagged in a Face­book post. The friend re­lated that she im­me­di­ately con­tacted Rud­der’s mother, who in­di­cated that Rose­mary had not re­turned home af­ter leav­ing on Fri­day night.

The friend said their worst fears were con­firmed af­ter the mother made contact with the po­lice and was able to iden­tify Rud­der’s body.

Yes­ter­day at Rud­der’s Ec­cles home her mother said she was not in a po­si­tion to speak to the me­dia and asked to be re­spected in her time of grief.

The friend ex­plained that she had only met the sus­pect once, at her own birth­day cel­e­bra­tion last year. How­ever, she stated that Rud­der never com­plained to her of any abuse or mis­treat­ment by the man while they were to­gether.

On Face­book yes­ter­day friends ex­pressed shock at her pass­ing, as some re­mem­ber see­ing her re­tail­ing cross buns just a cou­ple days ago, while oth­ers rem­i­nisced on her culi­nary tal­ent.

A few oth­ers re­flected on her hum­ble per­son­al­ity. “But Rosey has that soft spot to al­ways for­give and try to make it work,” one friend said.

Po­lice said that they are yet to de­ter­mine the cause of death and they have to wait on the re­sults of a post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion, which is sched­uled for Wed­nes­day.

Rose­mary Rud­der

The West­min­ster res­i­dence where Rud­der was re­port­edly at­tacked by her ex­part­ner

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