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Guyanese woman first murder victim in NY for 2018

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

QUEENS, New York (CMC) — A 26-year-old Guyanese national became the city's first murder victim of 2018 after she was reportedly stabbed to death by her husband, whose body was later found hanging from a tree in a city park.

Police believe that Stacy Singh, the 26-year-old mother of two children, who came to the United States just over five years ago, was killed by her husband, who later killed himself.

They said they are treating the deaths as a murder-suicide after the bodies were discovered about three hours apart on New Year's Day.

Police said a knife was found near her body.

A Guyana-based online publication said the woman was originally from the Mahaicony area, a community that is made up several villages on the East Coast in the County of Demerara and Region 5 Mahaica Berbice of Guyana.

Police have named the husband as Vinny Loknath, 46, who had been described as a very abusive person.

“She stayed with him no matter what because they had two kids together. She was hoping for him to change, but he never did. He's such a coward,” said the dead woman's brother-in-law Romain Shaw” The couple had a five-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter.