Guyanese police probe murders of elderly women in two separate incidents

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Police in Guyana say they are investigating the death of an 85-year-old grandmother, whose body was found with multiple stab wounds at her home on Monday, the same day she would have celebrated her birthday.

Police in West Coast Berbice are investigating the death of Sumintra Shaw, called “Aunty Betty”, as a possible robbery/murder case, even as media reports quote sources as saying that nothing had been stolen.

Shaw’s body had been discovered during the early hours of Monday by a relative who served as the caretaker.

Meanwhile, police are also probing the death of a 73-year-old grandmother, Agatha Gamell, of Charity, Essequibo Coast.

Police are questioning her 22-year-old granddaughter.

The police said they found a pair of scissors at the scene which the suspect reportedly used to stab the woman to death.

A motive for the killing has not been disclosed.

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